Has there ever been a time when we knew there was a special something on our friends mind, but it just could not get out of their head? It seems that happens a lot when dementia is involved. Trying to guess only frustrates our friend and us as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to just for one day have a crystal ball to give us the answers?
We know, of course, that can’t happen, but perhaps we can put together a book of their favorite things. Seems like there is not time for this effort, well actually there isn’t. We are so caught up in planning meals, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the day to day needs which include transportation for medical appointments and so forth; we just don’t have the time. However, you know who does, a young adult’s service project, whether for school, scout or church this is a significant part of their entrance to adulthood. Every year there are young people looking for ways to help them make that big step from childhood to adulthood? They learn about their community and how to give back to a community which has nurtured them.
Maybe there is a way to get this out to the young adults you know, check with high schools, scouting organizations, churches and Boys and Girls Clubs. And be sure you are working with an organization that will help this young person obtain the goal of community knowledge.