My Dad’s Aged Care home is a place that takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Each day I could be sad, frustrated, shocked, challenged, inspired, mad, happy, excited, overwhelmed and so much more.
People pass away each week, others lose more of their memory, and a lotta sad stuff happens.
But what you may not know is a lotta funny stuff happens each day, and I am in stitches most of the time. I thought I would share some of the conversations I have and hear each day:
*Martha is 77yo and packs her handbag and a small suitcase every morning and stands for hours by the locked front doors waiting for a bus.
Brett: Hi Martha are you going out today?
Martha: Yes I am….
Brett: Where are you going?
Brett: Wow! That sounds good, can I come with you?
Martha: of course…
Brett: Great! It might be cold…I’ll get my jacket.
*Beau is a flirty 80 year old lady who has a keen eye for any males that she encounters.
Brett: Good Morning Beau
Beau: Good Morning Gorgeous
Brett: How are you today?
Beau: Better for seeing you.
Brett: You are too kind Beau.
(she slowly looks me up and down like a piece of meat)
Beau: Let’s just say…..I like what I see.(winks at me)
Hmmmm…..this is Dementia