Enjoy a feel good kind of day.
And there are some days you have to keep looking… don’t give up.
Embrace the thought of belonging and allowing others that same option.
Shift the dynamics of the day with the words you use.
June 21st, Day 11 – PT, Shower and Shave were the order for the day. We got all by the shave in. I think he’s missing the whiskers he wore for the last 3 years. Flexibility is the key word for us at the moment. He really gets along with the Physical therapist and there were a few stories exchanged during the 40 minute session. Thankfully, he gets along with the CNA as well…
What awesomeness will you discover today?
There’s always something good to find in the day. Despite the near sleepless nights, the longer days and having to be more flexible with some routines; the adjustment is going pretty smoothly for all of us.
Last night was a difficult night — not much sleep. But thankfully, no night terrors or “escape” attempts because he wasn’t sure of where he was.
We heard lots of stories from days gone by over the long weekend. Stories that took place all over the US and a few foreign countries — with lots of family stories interspersed here and there.
He asked questions. Got some of the answers he needed to satisfy his curiosity. Took a couple of longer walks. He also snuck in an “unauthorized” walk without the walker over the weekend. Thankfully, no falls.
Still working on finding the balance for a few things caregiver wise.
What does your “world within” look like?
Be open to the things that will help you grow and bloom. Be your best you!
Have hope always!
Find and share a genuine smile today.
Refresh. Restart. Reconnect.
Add “reframe” to the above as well. So far, these words have been our mantra in this journey with dementia. Taking that breath – a pause – keeps things on a more level plane as we navigate some new pathways. Grateful for each day.