My husband and I found it a very peaceable thing to watch the birds (as well as squirrels) flit, fly and scamper around in search of their favorite munchies. Watching them, I understood Mama’s fascination with the flitting little flyers as we began watching and learning the habits as well as species of the birds who visited our little backyard feeders.
Change is going to happen. Our only option is to look for and embrace as much joy as we can in the process.
Once you begin to look, you will discover a whole world of items designed to help give loved ones’ fingers something to do and perhaps reduce periods of agitation.
John is a quiet soul, who prefers to stay in the background – usually at a piano and let his music do the talking.
The important thing here is to keep your loved one as active and social as possible while continuing to treat them with dignity and honor.
I would like to suggest a second set of 3R’s for this season of our lives: Remember, Record and Reconnect.
He didn’t suddenly change winter to spring, He simply made something beautiful blossom in the middle of it. He didn’t change Mama’s winter season of life, but He brought Amy to blossom in the middle of it.
She toddled over to one of the residents, smiled and reached her hand out to grab her walker. It was as if she put a nickel in the older lady.
Staying connected and taking part in activities helps a person with dementia feel less isolated.
Today however, was the best! When you spotted me, your whole face lit up and then finally, finally, finally – you waved!