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Thursday, August 17, 2017

They took my name!

If you did not know already, I am a caregiver for elderly who have been diagnosed with dementia. As a caregiver, I have learned many things. This job has given me so much passion and the opportunity to grow as an individual, I  am truly blessed by my residents and coworkers. I am not going to lie, it is not an easy job between the pinching, biting, and poop! But through it all I have learned patience, compassion, and acceptance.

On the white board at work, I write a comic every day depicting our lives or things I have learned about the grandmas and granpas at our establishment. Many of the residence enjoy the funny drawings and ask for them if I forget to do one. I decided to turn those comics into posts for all of you to see, as well.

One of the most relatable things all caregivers come accross with elderly who can't hear or remember is our loss of identity. We get called all sorts of names that don't make any sense...one of my residents even calls us all Filipino! If you are a care giver, what are some of the things you have come accross at work?

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