Christmas confusion (Posted late on 12/28 from 12/25)

After a long day of family activity, it is no wonder that an elder’s mind would get overwhelmed and they could feel confused long after the celebration has been completed with family and friends. Sometimes the confusion manifests itself when it is time for seniors to relax and settle down for a good night’s sleep. It is then that the mind opens and confusion begins.
It takes time to get focus back on the here and now and caregivers may be in for a long night of conversation, of reassurance and simply being present to display to their clients that they believe that With Age Comes Respect. Only when you can talk the individual down or get them in touch with a family member will they be able to settle down to sleep.
Why does this confusion happen in the first place? Why on a holiday when happiness should be what is in their hearts….happiness and love?
Well, if they see the world moving on without them, they may feel frustrated by their physical and mental limitations. If they don’t feel like they are in the here and now, they may be sad and disheartened when they recall days when the show was theirs to conduct and knowing that they can no longer be in charge as they once were. If we all keep in mind what that must feel like, we may be able to grasp how seniors feel.

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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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