Aging well can require team work | downtown-houston

Posted on December 21, 2012

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BrightStar helps you maintain your balance and reduce falls.If you have ever seen the movie ”Monty Python and the Holy Grail” you will remember the scene where the Black Knight is trying prevent the hero from proceeding across a bridge and continues to fight through horrific injuries stating, “it’s just a flesh wound.”

King Arthur: [after Arthur’s cut off both of the Black Knight’s arms] Look. You’ve got no arms left.

Black Knight: Yes I have.

King Arthur: *Look*!

Black Knight: It’s just a flesh wound.

As an outside observer we laugh and wonder at the depth of denial that exists within the Black Knight.

An outside observer might find many of us similar to the Black Knight as we deny our own aging.

How do we age well?

It is well known that as the pianist Arthur Rubinstein got older he couldn’t play fast passages like he used to, so he played everything a little slower, which made his fast passages sound faster.

If you enjoy square dancing you know that it requires good hearing and the ability to react quickly.  As we age we can lose both but we don’t need to give up dancing.  We can consider a switch to a different type of dancing, ballroom dancing for example.

Both of these are good examples of ways people can adapt rather than deny the changes that come with age.  If our goal is to not age we will fail so, perhaps our goal should be to live each day with happiness and fulfillment.

If we adapt most of us can achieve the ultimate goal of living out our years in our own home.

Helping a  loved one move from a place of denial to one of acceptance and adaptation is a great gift.  This transition can be difficult and BrightStar can help by providing new insights and ideas.

There are many great services, tools and technology to help us age well and stay at home.

Everyone’s situation is different.  If you or a loved one need help staying at home please let us help you understand your alternatives.

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