The out of the ordinary

Have you ever noticed that routine is the name of the game as you age? I know that I park in the same general vicinity at each of the locations that I frequent. If it is busy and I cannot park in my regular spot, then I feel downright confused.

I believe that the reason that we do this is because our brains are changing and as they do, so do our memories. When something different is thrown into our normal routine, we get confused.

When a change in the routine happens when a caregiver is present, it is their responsibility to ensure peace for the person that they care for. You can begin by diverting attention away from the change and work to get the normal routine back assembled. This is not always an easy task for the change that has occurred may be so upsetting to the individual that they cannot seem to focus on any other thing.

This is where you, as a caregiver, must display that With Age Comes Respect. Realize that patience is required while you work to reassure that everything will get back to normal very soon. If you ever doubt that you can do this, just keep in mind that someday you will be in the very same position as the ones you care for. How would you want to be treated?

Respect

Respect (Photo credit: DanMoralesPhotography)

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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