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Ray’s Daily

March 22, 2022

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

One of the challenges many of us face as we age is the well being of a loved one. In my case my wife of our nearly 69 years of marriage suffers from memory loss. She resides is a special care facility in our senior community where I live. I visit with her almost evey day where we hold hands and share memories. We have never been closer.

I have learned that being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia requires patience and understanding. We learn thet it is not important for those with memory loss to always be right, it is more important for us to be understanding.

Here is tips I copied from the Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) that I find to be helpful for those of us with a loved one who has dementia.

10 tips for caregivers

  • Understand the disease and advocate for your loved one.
  • Remain family. Become friends.
  • Communicate well.
  • Patience, patience, patience.
  • Be an example.
  • Release the grief; focus on the challenge.
  • Embrace change.
  • Create a routine.
  • Have support.
  • Laugh. A lot!

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“Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters.”

Amy Leigh Mercree

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Over a round of golf, two doctors were talking shop.

“I operated on Mr. Lee the other day,” said the surgeon.

“What for?” asked his colleague.

“About $17,000.”

“What did he have?”

“Oh… About $17,000.”

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A careful study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.

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A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait.  Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying A dollar per point.” The next class the professor handed the tests back out. This student got back his test and $64 change.

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A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.

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During a service at an old synagogue in Eastern Europe, when the prayer was said, half the congregants stood up and half remained sitting. The half that was seated started yelling at those standing to sit down, and the ones standing yelled at the ones sitting to stand up.

The rabbi, learned as he was in the Law and commentaries, didn’t know what to do.

His congregation suggested that he consult a homebound 98-year old man, who was one of the original founders of their temple.  The rabbi hoped the elderly man would be able to tell him what the actual temple tradition was.

So he went to the nursing home with a representative of each faction of the congregation. The one whose followers stood during prayer said to the old man, “Is the tradition to stand during this prayer?”

The old man answered, “No, that is not the tradition.”

The one whose followers sat asked, “Is the tradition to sit during prayer?”

The old man answered, “No, that is not the tradition.”

Then the rabbi said to the old man, “The congregants fight all the time, yelling at each other about whether they should sit or stand!”

The old man interrupted, exclaiming, “THAT is our tradition!”

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The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.

Herbert V. Prochnow

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Laws Of Slow People

1. Slow people always walk side by side, even if they don’t know each other.

2. They drive side by side, too. If they can’t find another slow driver to pair up with, they drive in the fast lane.

3. Slow walkers never look back. When they drive, they never look in their rearview mirrors, either.

4. Slow people drift sideways so they’ll block the path of anyone trying to pass them. If two people or vehicles are trying to get around them at the same time, they drift into the path of the one that is moving at the highest speed.

5. Follow behind a slow person in the grocery store and you’ll wind up with soggy ice cream every time.

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“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”

Carson McCullers

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Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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