I am sitting here working in my office and I hear a little bird chirp. It is September and that usually doesn’t happen until the spring.
It makes me feel happy like when there is a long cold winter and the snow has melted – and the signs of spring start showing up.
I always feel like spring is a reminder of the renewal of life. A sign that everything is going to be OK…
Maybe the bird is to remind me of that – I am in such a sad transition in my life.
Is it a sign – everything will be OK in the end ?
My husband, brother and I went to my social worker last week. I just love Theresa;
she is so knowledgeable and precisely knows how to talk with my husband.
She gave us some tips on communicating with people who have dementia. I have learned a lot from the hand-out she supplied us. . I have watched my husband’s family when we are around and they act like my husband is not even in the room – so upsetting. Talk about him and around him like he is invisible
People who are suffering from this illness need validation – it is so important that you are listening and understand. It can decrease the intensity of the conflicts and is good for your relationship.
How to validate:
The next post will be about the six levels of validation. I hope this help you in coping with anyone in your life who does have dementia…