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Mood Swings for Baby Boomers

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Mood Swings: Three Faces of Eve

Mood Swings: Three Faces of Eve

By Boomeryearbook.com

As baby boomers get older, they find they must deal with all kinds of emotional roller coasters. The pitches and rolls that take place in later life can cause the emotions to go into freefall, producing mood swings reminiscent of the tantrums and depressions experienced in adolescence. These moods can be dark and upsetting, not only for the sufferer but also for the friends and family who have to deal with them.

For those who live in a home where members of several generations reside side by side, the problems of mood swings in baby boomers can cause friction and a less than harmonious atmosphere. There is no need to avoid people who are in the throes of milder mood swings. Although some of the behavior exhibited will be unacceptable, it is far better to talk and include the sufferer in the conversation rather than make their mood worse by isolating them.

Mood swings tend to present in waves, unfortunately. A baby boomer who is quite happy and content for several weeks will suddenly display all the unpleasant and obnoxious behavior associated with cantankerous older age and continue to do so for several more weeks before the mood lifts and the sun finally comes out. The sun always does come out eventually, by the way!

For people living with an older relative trying to fit into a family arrangement, it is always a good idea to allow a measure of privacy: a place to sulk, if you like. As baby boomers progress into late middle age and eventually older age, the onslaught of the symptoms of frailty can cause considerable sadness. It is understandable: after all, one day you are fit and young and attractive and the next you are trying to combat constipation and being fitted with a hearing aid. Certainly it’s unpleasant and nobody should have to go through it without the love and support of family and friends.

Older people often miss the point of having an area in the home that is theirs to use exclusively and tend to stray to other parts of the house to vent their frustration at getting older on younger members of the family, seeking the comfort of youthful companions. Younger family members tend to have only a bedroom that is for their exclusive use so unless they want to live in there for weeks on end while Grandma indulges her mood swings, they have to put up with the fallout! Baby boomers would do well to remember that a private sitting room is a great refuge but younger family members do not have one. Make full use of yours!

Moods can affect everyone, good moods as well as bad ones. Try to expose family and friends to a fair share of both and keep the worst temper tantrums for the privacy of a private room, where you can shout at the television to relieve your anger and frustration at getting older but not necessarily wiser!

The Psychological Article on Mood Swings for Baby Boomers is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Setting Boundaries With Your Grandchildren

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Rude grandchildren: setting boundaries

Rude grandchildren: setting boundaries

Elderly Problems by Boomeryearbook.com

Ageing can introduce certain elderly problems that cause difficulties when trying to bridge the age gap, especially when baby boomers or elderly grandparents are living in the same home with several generations.

The problems are obvious. A seventy-year-old who likes to nap in the afternoon is not going to take kindly to being dynamited out of a sound sleep by the latest offering from “Guns and Roses”. Elderly problems begin with small grumblings but can constitute real suffering if ignored and left to escalate in a boisterous atmosphere ill suited to an aging boomer or elderly person.

Elderly people who live with their younger relatives are often labeled as self centred and their elderly problems are often looked upon as attention-seeking nonsense. However, self preservation is often life’s way of protecting us from the kind of stress that might otherwise make us deeply miserable. An elderly relative who recognizes their own difficulties and the way to keep them under control might very well ask that certain boundaries are set, especially with regard to the way younger people behave within earshot.

Such boundaries are often regarded as being unreasonable and even part of a regime of ‘nagging’ but retaining an environment of peace and tranquillity can effectively reduce the effects of elderly problems and encourage harmony with the family unit.

A number of practical considerations should be met when dealing with your children and grandchildren. For example, younger people zoom up and down stairs in seconds but people with elderly problems are not so supple and might also be suffering from poor eyesight or inadequate balance. A few boundaries can make all the difference to going up and down stairs with confidence, such as ensuring that the stairs are always properly lit and that debris is never left where it can cause the person to trip and fall.

The interests and hobbies of the younger generation are usually at variance with those of an aging baby boomer or elderly relative but not necessarily less noisy or intrusive. There is nothing more aggravating than trying to listen to your favourite TV program against a background of Grandpa’s wartime favorites on the piano! Although the tastes and pastimes of the generations might be opposite, there could be a happy middle ground for all, providing everyone is willing to compromise and be considerate.

Elderly problems need not interfere drastically with the generation gap as long as sensible boundaries are set and everyone understands exactly what they are. Don’t be afraid to set those boundaries as they are the cement that holds the generations of the family together, enabling them to live in harmony.

The Psychological Article on How to Set Boundaries with your Children and Grandchildren is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Grandparents Babysitting for Special Needs Grandchildren

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009


Psychological Articles by Boomeryearbook.com

Grandparents babysitting Special Needs Grandchildren

Grandparents babysitting Special Needs Grandchildren

Grandparents are often more deeply attached emotionally to their grandchildren than they are to their children. Psychological articles that deal with the issues faced by grandparents who find themselves in a position of responsibility with special needs grandchildren might recommend expert help. Such help might take the form of counseling or even ‘hands on’ assistance to help with the physical strain of handling a small child who might not be receptive to normal discipline.

As we get older, psychological articles acknowledge that we experience certain physical limitations which might prevent us from becoming as involved as we might wish with younger children. When children are unfortunate enough to have certain disabilities, either physical or mental, it is sensible to be aware of the perimeters of activity that are possible for a carer who is no spring chicken and perhaps not as agile as they might be.

Psychological articles address the difficulties faced by babysitting grandparents and make generalizations with reference to the help available but the bottom line is that you have to make your own assessments as to whether you are fit enough to take care of an energetic child who might or might not do as they are told and not rely upon advice in psychological literature which might address the wider aspects of the problem.

Caring for Autistic Grandchildren

Caring for Autistic Grandchildren

Autistic children are a particular challenge for elderly babysitters. When dealing with autistic children, it is absolutely imperative to be on the same wave length as the person with parental responsibility. Psychological articles that cover the subject of child care for autistic children recommend an in-depth study of the child’s behavior in company with the parents, to ensure a proper understanding of the child’s particular needs.

Autistic children tend to ‘fixate’ on a particular toy or theme and stick with it, sometimes for prolonged periods. Although it is occasionally possible to distract an autistic child from his or her particular ‘thing’ it is better to try to work around the child’s routine and try to fit in with whatever the child is used to. Many psychological articles mention a particular preference for certain textures – some autistic children have a horror of scratchy fabrics or pliable dough – you just have to try to stay within the boundaries of what is acceptable for each particular child.

Grandparents who have been recruited as babysitters need also address their own needs up to a point. Most psychological articles recommend grandparents as ideal and affectionate babysitters. However, kneeling on the floor and playing with blocks for three hours is going to leave you more than slightly sore and highly unlikely to want to baby-sit again in the near future! Make your own requirements absolutely clear to make sure all is understood by everyone from the beginning, to avoid misunderstanding and discord.

This Psychological Article on Grandparents Babysitting for Special Needs Grandchildren is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Baby Boomers Guide to the Bullied Child

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Baby Boomers Guide to Help Stop Childhood Bullying

Baby Boomers Guide to Help Stop Childhood Bullying


Psychological Articles by Boomeryearbook.com

Bullying is a sickness suffered by the bullied and also by the perpetrator of the bullying. Baby boomers as children were outgoing and sociable; qualities which provide an impenetrable shell against the kind of behavior that constitutes bullying as we know it today.

In the days when baby boomers were at school, bullying took a simpler form which usually included name calling, physical punches and kicks and the occasional black eye. In the playgrounds of today, children suffer more serious effects when bullied, such as mobile phone theft, text-based threats and internet intimidation which have the effect of invading the previously safe haven of home and family.

Baby boomers’ childhood experiences of being bullied might have been unpleasant but boomers could always escape and run home, slamming the front gate and the front door on the bullies, safe and happy in the knowledge that nobody could get in.

With the introduction of the internet, society opened an enormous platform from which to bully for those whose insecurities lead them in to intimidate and persecute others. Baby boomers, with the exception of those who are particularly technically proficient, might not fully comprehend the levels of bullying that are possible via emailing, website channelling and mobile phone message systems.

Young children are now carefully monitored by responsible parents when using internet chat rooms or facilities where a hostile communication might subject the child to bullying, even from someone the child is well acquainted with. Baby boomers when babysitting children or even their own grandchildren should take care not to allow a dangerous situation to develop through lack of supervision.

Children by nature are curious and anxious to experience life, especially those prurient aspects of cyber life forbidden at home, where parents keep a strict electronic padlock on forbidden territory. Baby boomers might not have such precautions in place and innocently allow a grandchild to surf websites strictly off limits at home.

Baby Boomers Guide to Stopping Cyber Bullying

Baby Boomers Guide to Stopping Cyber Bullying

When children display the symptoms of bullying at school, they sometimes feel unable to tell their parents the truth, worrying over the repercussions being worse than the actual bullying. In these cases, a friendly baby boomer grandparent might be just the person to talk to and help diffuse an unpleasant problem.

At these times, it might be prudent to remember that although it is pleasant to be confided in by a child in trouble and while you feel delighted to be able to help, you are not the child’s parent and should not make decisions which affect the child and his or her ability to cope with bullying. A friendly ear is one thing but boomers can get into all kinds of scrapes by over stepping the bounds of responsibility and trespassing on the parental role as guardian.

 

 

This Psychological Article on Baby Boomers Guide to the Bullied Child is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

 
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Narcissistic Loss in the Aging Process

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Narcissitic Personality Disorder

Narcissitic Personality Disorder



Psychological Articles By Boomeryearbook.com

Narcissism may be experienced in people of all ages and everyone displays the odd narcissistic trait now and again. True narcissists, however, can cause a great deal of trouble when they hit the baby boomer years and start understanding that their life is on the way out rather than up. The baby boomer generation has its fair share of narcissists.

Narcissists tend to invent a persona to present to the world. They are usually super selfish people and demonstrate an inability to see anyone else’s point of view, especially if it contradicts their own. Like baby boomers, narcissists are famous for getting their way in all things and famously lose their tempers if they cannot get what they want. They will pursue all kinds of complicated and difficult routes to achieve the end result and have an unfortunate tendency to walk over everyone in the process.

When a narcissist ages, all sorts of awful things happen to this fragile ego. Looks start to fade and with the good looks, vanity becomes something almost laughable, making the vain narcissist a figure of ridicule; something that will make any self respecting narcissist wild with rage.

Many narcissists exist to make personal conquests, both mentally and physically. Their entire lives are spent striving to excel and when aging inhibits their performance, they experience a dreadful, gaping loss. Aging Baby boomer parents or grandparents who are narcissists can make entire families hostile and defensive by their inability to accept the infirmities and restrictions of older age.

Baby boomers who are also narcissists are driven by either their intellect or by their physical fitness. Fiercely competitive, narcissists enjoy out-performing everyone and everything. Golf is generally a sport that is not popular with narcissists because there is nobody to blame but themselves if they don’t win. Team games are what the narcissist likes best; games that provide close interaction with others and an opportunity to out-do, outshine and triumph.

The baby boomer narcissist who practices a superior intelligence tends to retain some narcissistic satisfaction for longer but even the mind goes eventually. As baby boomers who suffer with this unfortunate infliction become absent minded and begin to lose their retention on memory, they become fractious and hard to handle.

One of the even more unattractive traits of narcissism is the ability of the narcissist to conceal their true motives and to cunningly contrive situations where other people argue and disagree. The narcissist’s ability to make trouble is legendary and discovery by no means leads them to regret their actions or feel the slightest remorse for hurting everyone. Nobody likes a trouble maker and the narcissist is both practiced and expert at this kind of shabby behavior.

If you have a narcissist in your home, it is unlikely you will be able to prevent their poor behavior but knowing about the condition of narcissism may lead to a better understanding of how to deal with it as advancing age leads to the worst possible stage of the disorder.

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Narcissistic Loss for Baby Boomers

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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By Boomeryearbook.com

Narcissism is a complex personality trait usually seen as a dysfunctional aspect of a person’s psyche. Baby boomers suffer with the symptoms of narcissism like anyone else.

Narcissistic need is something that must be fulfilled if the sufferer is to gain any satisfaction. When that need is not fulfilled, the result is a void which the narcissist fills with even more unacceptable behavior, otherwise recognized as a crisis.

Narcissists are supposedly obsessed with love of themselves and with getting their own way in all things but in reality, most narcissists have so little love and respect for themselves that they invent an alter ego, someone they can look up to and show the World as a better representation of themselves; a reflected image.

A narcissistic baby boomer has demonstrably two problems: he is incompatible with his own image and because he is a baby boomer, he sees himself as being stuck with it because he is aging and there is little time left to change for the better. He is, in fact, experiencing narcissistic loss.

Advancing age must necessarily deal with all manner of loss: loss of looks; loss of self confidence as one’s image fades; loss of physical strength. For someone with a strong sense of self, the loss on all fronts at the same time can create a crisis; a turning point where self analysis implements a recovery of self worth and self love.

Narcissists display a plethora of less than attractive personality traits, the worst of which are arrogance; superiority; childish and attention seeking behavior; bullying of others; the delusion that only ultra intelligent people can understand them and many more (DSM-IV). As narcissists age, these poor social qualities seldom fade and sometimes intensify as the narcissist finds himself on the wrong side of fifty and having to deal with the onset of advancing age.

Baby boomers who are narcissistic have a fear of getting old and demonstrate this fear in a number of unattractive ways, many of which include bullying other people who are close to them. It is very common for someone with narcissistic tendencies to compare their own ‘happy’ circumstances with someone living in a less than comfortable environment. This comparison boosts their own confidence that they have achieved an acceptable level of success and makes them feel better about their own shortcomings.

Incredibly, many people with a narcissistic strain tend to live to be a very great age. More sceptical onlookers put the longevity down to stubbornness, i.e. a refusal to lie down and die but of course there is no scientific reason why such people should enjoy a longer life expectancy, except possibly that they take better care of themselves than non-narcissists might. Baby boomers are being watched with interest to see if those who suffer from narcissism are going to display a propensity for living longer than anyone else just to spite them! So far, boomers are too young for a conclusive comparison and we will just have to wait to see if we are all outlived by strong and resilient boomer narcissists.

The Psychological Article on Narcissistic Loss for Baby Boomers is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Dating for Baby Boomers: Avoid the Bar Scene

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Baby Boomers Dating: Avoid the Bar Scene

Baby Boomers Dating: Avoid the Bar Scene


By Boomeryearbook.com

Dating can be a pleasant experience for baby boomers or can equally turn into a nightmare for those who approach socializing with the wrong attitude. As baby boomers get older, the injustices of life can catch up with them in the form of losing life long companions such as wives and long term partners, either through death or divorce.

The resulting loneliness can prompt people to seek companionship but sometimes in all the wrong places. Baby boomers seeking a meaningful relationship often make the mistake of looking for company in a bar. This is less than sensible as someone who is spending a significant amount of time propping up a bar is hardly going to make a good prospect for a long term relationship.

Those who are serious about re-entering the social scene might be well advised to start with a special interest or hobby club and go from there. There will certainly be opportunities to drink socially and hopefully dance too but the personalities of potential companions are better judged sober.

When dating in later life, less is definitely more. Try to dress conservatively. If you have a penchant for donning bright red cowboy boots and wearing your hair in a pigtail, try to save it until you know the person a little better. Other people’s wardrobe shocks have a nasty tendency of killing off a date at the first fence.

When baby boomer gentlemen make an effort to take a lady out for dinner, they usually prefer to handle the reservations and instructions to the waiter personally. If you are a baby boomer lady, it might be a good idea to stand back a little when dealing with these situations. Often men are put off by someone taking over what they see as their role. Be cautious with each other. Your companion might have already spent a lifetime with a long term partner before being consigned to the dating scene for a second sitting. It’s a scary time for everyone so try to be understanding.

Someone who has spent a great deal of time alone after a bereavement or after losing a lifetime partner in some way might chatter away in the natural gaps that should punctuate a conversation. This is a result of being unaccustomed to company. Try to overlook it and try not to indulge in it yourself. Make sure the conversation is equally shared between you and try to learn something about your date.

Do not worry too much about the second date if you are still in the process of enjoying the first. Enjoy the sociability of the occasion and leave the arrangements for your next meeting to the end of the evening. There is no hurry and it is better not to give your date the impression that you are desperate to fill your calendar.

Should you find you have enjoyed your time with your date and you would like to see them again, by all means let them know but remember that baby boomer dates do not behave the same way as their younger counterparts: they have family commitments and hobbies and might not necessarily appreciate undue pressure being applied for further meetings. Patience…

The Psychological Article on Dating for Baby Boomers is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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When Grandma Turns Cougar

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

When Grandma turns Cougar

When Grandma turns Cougar


Psychological Articles for Baby Boomers
By Boomeryearbook.com

For some people, the very idea of Grandma turning anything but slightly deaf is ridiculous. Grandmothers with elderly problems by definition usually conjure up the impression of a frail old lady sitting in the corner knitting squares or writing her jam recipes. The severe elderly problems that older ladies might anticipate do not usually include dressing in an outfit that would suit a woman sixty years younger and tearing up the local dance hall with her Tina Turner impersonation.

The sad reality is that these days, Grandma may look and act very differently to the kind of lady portrayed in Little Red Riding Hood. In fact, occasionally she might bear a closer resemblance to the wolf! Older women might still suffer from all the elderly problems associated with physical deterioration, such as failing memory, stiff joints and poor eyesight but certain other faculties might be surprisingly limber and ready to roll.

Dress an elderly lady in the right frame of mind the right way and she can pass for twenty or thirty years younger. With the modern cosmetic products on the market, elderly problems and a lifetime of wrinkles and crow’s feet can be disguised in a very short space of time and shock the socks off the neighbors who are accustomed to a more traditional grandmotherly figure.

Grandmothers who outwardly display all the signs of remaining young at heart by socializing with people a great deal younger, wearing fashionable clothes and staying out late at night partying, cutting a dash with men significantly younger and spending money like water might be experiencing elderly problems in the form of an emotional crisis. Such problems are difficult for family members to address, especially as Grandma might not thank you for interfering in what she perceives as the best time of her life.

Elderly problems of this kind are best dealt with gently and by gradually introducing professional counseling. Difficulties for ladies who indulge in this kind of pastime are invariably connected with being eventually rejected by younger men, being taken advantage of financially by younger companions and generally being disappointed when the older values still held within are trampled upon by a younger set of principles.

Ladies who continue to suffer an emotional crisis even in the face of advice from relatives and professional counselors can cause untold misery for close family members. A person suffering with elderly problems of this type may also feel criticized and unfairly judged by people with the best intentions. The best way forward is to treat Grandma with all the love and respect you can find in your heart and gently try to dissuade, rather than dictate another set of rules early on which might propagate elderly problems and make them worse instead of better.

This Psychological Article on Elderly Problems: When Grandma Turns Cougar is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Baby Boomers and Body Image

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Baby Boomer and Body Image

Baby Boomer and Body Image



By Boomeryearbook.com

Some of us romp through life without ever actually understanding what a body image is, let alone achieve one!

Body image is that impression you hold of yourself: that picture you feel you present to others about what you are; what you strive for; what you represent. Baby boomers would likely already have a body image of themselves but perhaps as late middle age and old age sets in, body image must necessarily be revised to something more in keeping with the appearance and capabilities of the ageing form.

In very young people, an unhealthy body image can lead to eating disorders and issues of self esteem. In the baby boomer generation, it is the change taking place in the body that deals a series of blows to the senses and necessitates reviewing one’s image of oneself.

Some baby boomers, especially women who might have enjoyed spectacular good looks in their youth, go through a painful period of self doubt when faced with the reality that their looks no longer draw cheeky whistles from construction workers. Going into a crowded restaurant no longer draws admiring looks from male diners who might at one time have put down their knives and forks to watch and admire.

Instead, the middle aged baby boomer is faced with coming to terms with a body and face that no longer attract attention of a sexual nature: being invisible. Nature can be most cruel and leave the mind and spirit very much younger than the body they are trapped within. Body image need not be a destructive element of old age, however. Many aging baby boomer ladies and gentlemen still take a pride in their appearance and spend hours in front of a mirror perfecting their outfit and hairstyle before venturing out in public.

Men sometimes experience a different body image crisis. A small percentage of men spend their early youth and prime being not particularly attractive but gain a certain attraction in middle age that women find irresistible! These men show an outward disinterest that women also find magnetic and ignoring the man’s desire to hide behind the nearest potted palm, go straight in for the big seduction, prompting poor baby boomer late developer to run for the hills! Men who carry a latent attraction of this kind go through all manner of agonies trying to dodge their bands of admirers among middle aged widows and divorcees.

Body image is a portrayal of the person we would like to be, providing we are happy with our bodies. Those who are not happy, or who are struggling with a new body image after entering middle or old age, can have serious issues with self esteem if they do not revise their attitude and calm their expectations to a degree.

We are here to live our lives, and although it is nice to have the admiration and respect of other human beings, it is not vital to our existence to impress everyone with our looks. The person inside is always the person that counts, not the exterior shell…

The Psychological Article on Body Image for Boomers is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers psychological coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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Baby Boomers and the Aging Process

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Baby Boomers: Spa Therapy to Alleviate Elderly Problems

By Boomeryearbook.com

We all get older. We all sustain a few wrinkles along the way and put on a little weight and generally display all the signs of getting on in life. Baby boomers are no exception but psychological articles tell us they tend to cope a little better with the ravages of time than other generations.

Men and women complain about the same thing when it comes to aging: time flies! Time certainly does march on and those who savor the best that life has to offer tend to think time whizzes by faster than others. The human frame is a miracle repair center and withstands a great deal of abuse over a lifetime of use. Eventually, however, the signs of aging and deterioration are all too evident.

As men age, they find that hair appears in ears and noses, annoying and itchy. Many tolerate the discomfort but there is no need: there are plenty of appliances on the market for removing unwanted hair, leaving the area smooth and comfortable again. Invest in a little pampering to make the aging process a little easier to put up with.

Ladies also suffer with unwanted hair as they age and sometimes find the discovery of whiskery hair on chins and beneath ears- distressing to say the least. Sensible baby boomers take a trip to the nearest beauty salon, have the hair removed and forget about it till the next time. Such things are unavoidable if you are getting older and stressing over something you can do nothing about will only make matters worse.

As joints stiffen, they can become painful and make moving around a painful process. Try some of the supplements and vitamins on the market produced to relieve sore joints and tired muscles. Some of these preparations can be expensive but the investment is well worth the results which can be significant. Try registering at the local hydra therapy spa and enjoy a little interaction with other baby boomers seeking the same treatment: visiting a spa can be a great social occasion and leaves a delightful aura of relaxation, both from the therapeutic effects of the treatment and the social atmosphere.

As baby boomers realize they are getting older, they might also notice their wardrobe is looking a little tired. Weary clothes can present a weary appearance so fling open the closet doors and take everything out, assess everything that has not been worn for a year and put it firmly into the charity bag. Treat your aging frame to some new clothes that reflect your lifestyle and make you feel good. Although the investment might seem unnecessary extravagance, remember you cannot take it with you and the money is there for your benefit, right?

The process of aging need not present a tragic phase of a baby boomer’s life: it can be a transition into a wonderful new menu of opportunities which can work for you, with the right attitude and the right social tweaking to get your smile working.

The Psychological Article on Baby Boomers and the Aging Process is part of Boomer Yearbook’s continuing series of baby boomers coaching tips and how to alleviate elderly problems. We believe knowledge is power. We’d love to hear what you think.

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