Family can be confusing

Since this past weekend was Memorial Day weekend, many family members travelled to visit elders – even many of my clients were able to visit with family that they ordinarily do not get an opportunity to see on a regular basis. While this prospect excites some, others are mystified; confused by the sudden onslaught of visitors that they no longer identify with. To these seniors, visiting relatives can be a very scary thing because to the seniors in question, these relatives may just as well be strangers for even the people that are in their world daily are virtual strangers to them. It is quite sad to me!
I love the people that I tend to. I feel as though I owe them something more than the fact I feel strongly about showing each and every one of them that With Age Comes Respect. I just wish that there was some way that I could possibly help my clients to remember their family members; wishing that by meeting their family members was not confusing to them.
The other thing that kills me is the fact that once the relatives depart, there is not even a hint of recollection that they had even been there. Dementia is a horrible thing! I pray that I don’t have to deal with this massive confusion – ever – not any day of my life!


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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