I spent the day with my 80 year old father who has Alzheimer’s. As I reflected on the day I realized how fortunate I was to have all of tools and trades of a teacher. I used them over and over and over again when he…
began playing with the stethoscope
had to go to the bathroom and did not want to walk down the hall alone
didn’t want to take his shirt off for the doctor
asked for the tenth time, “Now where are we going again?”..5 minutes into the car ride.
Being a teacher has its perks, but successfully and patiently dealing with an Alzheimer’s patient for the day was one I did not expect!