Motivation for the Caregiver….Quote #14

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou


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I'm just your average thirty-something woman, living in Small Town, USA. I graduated college with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry in 2008. While pursuing my passion for Chemistry, my life took an unexpected turn and I became my grandmother's 24-hour caregiver....for 11 years. During this time, I married and became a very independent woman. The Piney Chemist combines my love of Chemistry with eventful life experiences. It's Chemistry, caregiving, and me!

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  1. This is true, even with those who are severely memory deficient and couldn’t pass a dementia test if you bribed them. I knew a lady like this in the nursing home. She remembered very little about her past. The little she told me I admit I did not comprehend, but the telling of it pleased her, and brought a smile to her face. This lady, age 60, never forgot where my room was or which half of the room was mine. She would come and visit and babble, as in talking without using discernible words, yet smiling all the while because she knew I loved her. She never forgot that I loved her. If I mentioned that “God loves you”, she would cry. The CNAs treated her harshly, jerking her around physically, and yelling at her as though this would encourage cooperation. It encouraged anger and frustration on this lady’s part. She never forgot the way I treated her. She loved me back.


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