Kids vs Old Folks
The kids have the youth the wonder and the innocence. Old people have age, wisdom and wrinkles.
For care giving- I’ve found you nurture them pretty much the same way.
They each have an active imagination
They each get upset and emotional and throw tantrums
They each ask the same questions over and over and over again
They each love to be heard
They each are full of wonder- not necessarily in the same way- but still full of wonder
They each are scared of the dark and monsters
They each like to laugh
They each have concern on their faces when they don’t understand
They each want to be hugged
They each want to be told how special they are
They each want to hear that you are proud of them
They each just want to be loved
If you have an older person with Dementia or any other illness or they are blessed enough not to have any issues. Be sure to embrace them, try to understand how they feel. Actually but yourself in their shoes for a few hours- try to understand how scary it is for them to be going through what they are going through.
Peace & Love,