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Stan Goldberg Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University

I am a person living with cancer, a Professor Emeritus who for more than 25 years taught, provided therapy, researched, and published in the areas of learning problems, communication disorders, loss, change, and end-of-life issues. For eight years I was a bedside hospice volunteer and currently counsel caregivers.

More than 200 free articles on topics that affect seniors appear on my website, stangoldbergwriter.com. I also have authored nine books, the latest PREVENTING SENIOR MOMENTS: HOW TO STAY ALERT INTO YOUR 90S AND BEYOND is available from all online booksellers and can be ordered through brick-and-mortar stores.

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The Seven Most Toxic Myths About Senior Moments: Almost Everything You’ve Read Are Myths (Originally Published In Psychologytoday.com &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
The Seven Most Toxic Myths About Senior Moments: Almost everything you’ve read are myths (Originally published in PsychologyToday.com

We live in a time where myths take the place of facts. We read that senior moments are momentary, related to age, undifferentiated, humorous, not a part of our identity, and can be prevented by moti…

We live in a time wh…

We live in a time where myths take the place of facts. We read that senior moments are momentary, related to age, undifferentiated, humorous, not a part of our identity, and can be prevented by motivation to change. Guess what? None of it is true. In this article, you’ll learn the seven most toxic myths about senior moments–ones […]

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Understanding Grief, It’s Not What You Think (Originally Published In Psychologytoday.com) &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Understanding Grief, It’s Not What You Think (originally published in PsychologyToday.com)

We mistakenly believe there is a Grief hierarchy, with the intensity of loss more legitimate for some events than others. The criteria are usually based on social norms. In this article, I explain…

We mistakenly believ…

We mistakenly believe there is a Grief hierarchy, with the intensity of loss more legitimate for some events than others. The criteria are usually based on social norms. In this article, I explain that the intensity and duration of Grief are related to the importance the lost person, pet, ability, or object had in our lives. Even more important, […]

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Medicine, Walking, Painting, And Puzzles: A New Paradigm For Dementia Intervention (Originally Published In Yourhealthmagazine.net) &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Medicine, Walking, Painting, and Puzzles: A New Paradigm for Dementia Intervention (Originally published in YourHealthMagazine.net)

Physicians routinely prescribe Donepezil (Aricept), Galantamine (Razadyne), and  Rivastigmine (Exelon) for patients who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. But they often ignore the clout …

Physicians routinely…

Physicians routinely prescribe Donepezil (Aricept), Galantamine (Razadyne), and  Rivastigmine (Exelon) for patients who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. But they often ignore the clout of activities such as walking, knitting, woodworking, and puzzles. In this article, I explain why many common activities have the potential of holding in check the ravages of Alzheimer’s […]

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How To Corral An Aging Brain: Activities To Regrow Neurons And Connections (Originally In Silverdisabedience.com &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
How to Corral an Aging Brain: Activities to Regrow Neurons and Connections (originally in SilverDisabedience.com

For years neurologists told us that once brain cells die, they can not be replaced. But guess what? They were wrong. In this article, I discuss the phenomenal implications of the latest findings on th…

For years neurologis…

For years neurologists told us that once brain cells die, they can not be replaced. But guess what? They were wrong. In this article, I discuss the phenomenal implications of the latest findings on the brain’s ability to grow new neurons and establish new connections. You will also find 12 suggestions to guide you in […]

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Senior Moments Are Not Funny (Originally In Babyboomers.com) &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Senior Moments are Not Funny (originally in Babyboomers.com)

Sometimes our understanding of a topic is hindered by the myths told to us and those we tell ourselves. I found that to be the case with senior moments. In this article originally published in Babyboo…

Sometimes our unders…

Sometimes our understanding of a topic is hindered by the myths told to us and those we tell ourselves. I found that to be the case with senior moments. In this article originally published in Babyboomers.com, I bust the eight myths about senior moments that have prevented their study then explain how information processing errors […]

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Why You Need A Book On Senior Moments &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Why You Need a Book on Senior Moments

Everyone over the age of 50 has had them–senior moments. Events you would prefer to forget. But you can’t. You are worried that new ones will embarrass you or be hurtful. Even more frightening is …

Everyone over the ag…

Everyone over the age of 50 has had them–senior moments. Events you would prefer to forget. But you can’t. You are worried that new ones will embarrass you or be hurtful. Even more frightening is that you don’t know if you should laugh at them or make an appointment with a neurologist. Finally, a definitive […]

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Concerned About Your Parents’ Or Grandparents’ Strange Behaviors? &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Concerned About Your Parents’ or Grandparents’ Strange Behaviors?

They said or did something you don’t understand, or worse, cause you concern about their cognitive health. Some people suggest you laugh off these “senior moments,” but you can’t. After all, t…

They said or did som…

They said or did something you don’t understand, or worse, cause you concern about their cognitive health. Some people suggest you laugh off these “senior moments,” but you can’t. After all, these are your parents or grandparents and you love them. Finally, there is a resource that will enable you to either relax or provide […]

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Senior Moments: 3. When Problems Occur In Five Types Of Memory &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Senior Moments: 3. When Problems Occur in Five Types of Memory

This is the third article in a series on senior moments abstracted from my book, Preventing Senior Moments: How to Stay Sharp Into Your Nineties and Beyond. Memory is a phenomenon as mysterious as the…

This is the third ar…

This is the third article in a series on senior moments abstracted from my book, Preventing Senior Moments: How to Stay Sharp Into Your Nineties and Beyond. Memory is a phenomenon as mysterious as the universe. Some believe even more so. Everything we do, every thought we ever had, is produced by the human brain, […]

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Senior Moments: 2. Nine Types &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Senior Moments: 2. Nine Types

This is the second article in a series on senior moments abstracted from my book, Preventing Senior Moments: How to Stay Sharp Into Your 90s and Beyond. There are nine types of senior moments that, wh…

This is the second a…

This is the second article in a series on senior moments abstracted from my book, Preventing Senior Moments: How to Stay Sharp Into Your 90s and Beyond. There are nine types of senior moments that, while distinct, are tied together by information processing errors. The complexity of the relationship is similar to a lesson taught […]

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Senior Moments: 1. Myths And Facts &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Senior Moments: 1. Myths and Facts

This is the first of an article series on senior moments abstracted from my book, Preventing Senior Moments: How to Stay Sharp Into Your Nineties and Beyond. Everyone has said or done something they i…

This is the first of…

This is the first of an article series on senior moments abstracted from my book, Preventing Senior Moments: How to Stay Sharp Into Your Nineties and Beyond. Everyone has said or done something they immediately regretted, like forgetting the name of a granddaughter, misusing a common word, making a bizarre connection between events, or forgetting […]

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Chronic Illness: 7 Gems Of Wisdom For Understanding Friends And Family &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
Chronic Illness: 7 Gems of Wisdom for Understanding Friends and Family

It is natural to hold onto memories of what gave us joy, whether that involves experiences or images of friends and loved ones. However, when something, such as a Chronic Illness, makes the images fad…

It is natural to hol…

It is natural to hold onto memories of what gave us joy, whether that involves experiences or images of friends and loved ones. However, when something, such as a Chronic Illness, makes the images fade, we either adjust to the new reality or pretend the changes haven’t occurred.

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9 Ways To Prepare For Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Losses &Raquo; Dsc3090 Stan Goldberg By Tim Marsolais
9 Ways to Prepare for Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Losses

Officials from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) assert–with absolute certainty–that I and millions of others will experience soul-crushing losses within the next few weeks because of the coron…

Officials from the C…

Officials from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) assert–with absolute certainty–that I and millions of others will experience soul-crushing losses within the next few weeks because of the coronavirus. Those of us who survive must wrestle with how to prepare for the empty spaces the disease will create in our lives. Anger will do little […]

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