“Can you tell me?” “What would you like to know?” With Dementia we often will be asked the same questions every shift or 10 times every shift. I find the more confused a client is the more they can loop around a similarity. “When is my friend Felicia coming?” “We called. She’s on her way?”Continue reading “eXplanation #elderlyissues #atozchallenge”
so easy when we’re small no words need be expressed I’m wading in the mud and now I am depressed I lost my very thought went through my fingertips a momentary drop there’s so much I have missed Searching when we are young seems part of the mystery of learning. TheContinue reading “Searching #poetry #art #elderlyissues #atozchallenge”
final song head fell against the pillow flowers wept *** I don’t need to explain what grief is in a time when the flowers in so many gardens are weeping. One of my patients, before she was put in isolation, told me that she thought about her husband every day. “He was a good man.Continue reading “Grief #atozchallenge #elderly #haiku #photography”
fragile skin fall crackles beneath feet blue eye question sky hidden behind clouds arms reach for emptiness wind blows yesterday your toes wave at me another good day *** People may not know it but skin is a barrier to disease and in the elderly skin is a battle front. Broken Skin breaks and tearsContinue reading “Fragile #Elderly #atozchallenge”
I raise a glass of an elegant bouquet It’s time to celebrate another great year meeting excellent people soujourners bloggers interesting folks we may live in different worlds but we all agree that A to Z is the best way to spend the month of April the zebra says “CHEERS”
yummy sweets the colors of the rainbow really love grape I know this is a simple haiku but it speaks of the children and the simple pleasures. They wait patiently for a snack, but they especially love it when we bring a sweet after class.
He’s handsome smart dedicated he looks forward not to curses forget the past forge a new way with the way maker He’s the sixth V He’s our son!!! This is my son Denis who is an amazing young man. He is determined to be the first of his biological family to graduate from HighContinue reading “The Sixth “V” #children #atozchallenge”
children played mothers watched siblings pumped water all was well with the world it’s a new setting no more fists flying soccer balls in the air new relationships on the horizon This land is filled with anger and frustration. What a great day when children of all ages play instead of fight. My eyesContinue reading ““N” is for new #atozchallenge #children”
you can’t see me made of crayons and paper hear my roar 100 Pawell children made masks. When they roared, the village could hear these happy little lions.
look behind you follow the leader I’m leaning over there are lollipops I have the littlest frown I see you!