Some people find it difficult to communicate with these sufferers, but can you imagine what it must be like for the sufferer, especially if they understand every word you say but just can't get the correct words back out to reply.
Millions of people all over the world are stuck in hospitals for whatever reason, or taken in because of a fall or a stroke, their world around them suddenly changes from the one they have known for so long. The new surroundings, the new smells and sounds confuse them even more to the point that even the questions they used to be able to answer lie frozen.
All this can cause further confusion, frustration, fear and anxiety, why not help some one you know. Type something up like this example from Tom, or create a list and leave it on the little table beside their chair. Transition periods of any sort can be bad enough but when confused, transitions periods seem as bad and as frightening as the worst thing you can ever imagine.
This is not an easy transition period for any one. . . and is one we all sadly, at some stage share . . many of you will know this feeling LINK
Please, share this photo . . more of the world need to know what it feels like . . on behalf of many, thank you so much.
Here are some more useful links relating to our, often misunderstood elderly .
Understanding our Elderly
A few Poems
Help our Elders and Nursing Staff
Bridging the comfort gap
Spread the word
Encourage social eating habits
What we miss once our elders are gone
Be prepared this winter
Suffocated, imprisoned . . .
About a third of Alzheimer's cases could be preventable
Giving our Elders their well deserved voice
We hope the above links will help to make many peoples last years, months and days as comfortable and non threatening to them as possible. Thank you for taking time to glance through them.