Yesterday, there was a conference in Union City called – Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator Group Training. They made us feel welcome.
I listened to all the lectures but I actually forgot all the things they said. However, I will never forget how they made me feel.
The people there made us feel very important, they welcomed us and opened up their doors.
That made me feel special.
It’s the same thing with taking care of your loved ones, taking care of your dementia patients.
They may not remember your name, they may not remembers who you are. I know it’s hard. But they will never forget how you made them feel.
That’s what I challenge you to do as a care-giver, as a therapist, as a nurse, whoever you are or whoever you’re taking care of. They’ll forget what you did. They’ll forget what procedure you did for them.
But they will never ever forget how you made them feel.
Our dementia patients, they still have feelings, they still have emotions, and they can see if you made them feel special.