This afternoon I went to visit my elderly client. His dementia today had him a bit feisty. He was not nice…at all. The nurses warned me but I don’t see that…I see the challenge of reminding these folks what’s important.
I got on my knees to meet his eyes while he sat in his wheelchair. I asked him, “Darling, where’s the love?”
He grunted, “Gone!”
“Hmmmm. Okay. I will sit here and wait for it to return.” I got up and sat on the chair next to him. He looked at me grunting. I smiled. I let him look into my eyes cause somewhere in him I knew his soul needed some loving today.
“Whatcha doing here?” He asked under his breath.
“I came to visit you. Wanted to make sure you are alright. I don’t see you doing alright today. But, that’s okay.”
“I ain’t. I’m tired.”
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