Friday, May 27, 2011

Old People Say the Darndest Things

I work with the elderly. Most of them have some form of dementia or memory loss. I have blogged about this before here. These people make me laugh everyday. Sometimes on purpose. Sometimes not. I tell stories about my day at work to friends and family and they continually say I should compile all these stories and make a book.

Instead I thought I would try a regular feature here on itsme. and once a week have a post "Old People Say the Darndest Things." I'm going to try and do this every Friday.

All names will be changed to protect the innocent. And for job security.

Hermione falls asleep in her chair for all activities. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to keep her awake. Poking, rubbing, prodding and making her participate in exercise. If she sleeps all morning she has trouble sleeping at night. If she can's sleep at night, she sleeps all morning. It's a vicious circle.

The other day she complained of being cold so I said if we exercise it will warm her up.

We started marching . This is seated marching. Most of these people need assistance to walk so our exercise is done sitting.

I said "Hermione, your feet aren't moving. You've got to move your feet to warm up."

H: "They are moving."

Me: "I'm looking right at your two feet and they are not moving."

H: "Well where are me feet then? The ones I'm looking at are moving."

Old people say the darndest things.

1 comment:

HogsAteMySister said...

I am totally with Hermoine. I watch all those feet moving on TV - basketball, football, soccer, you name it. And what good does it do my waistline? Nada. What's with that?