Originally Posted By: La Texican
Somebody wrote "growing old gifted" but I don't remember why I first read it so I can't recall who wrote it.  I found it again by googling "gifted + old age".  It mused on about how gifted elderly people can observe the end of life without letting their ego distort their reality.  It seems the writer is saying she still has no one to "let loose" with at age 87 since elderly are age-segregated and fellow elderly are trying to tune out reality.  
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/PDF_files/argrowold.pdf



That made me cry. Depressing.
Annemarie Roeper wrote it and she died this month, at 93.
http://www.care2.com/causes/education-pioneer-annemarie-roeper-passes-away.html