David M.|Camdenton, MO
7 yrs exp
69 yrs old
Part Time Caregiver, With Experience In Care Of Alzheimer's Sufferers.
I have cared for 2 people with Alzheimer's, my mother-in-law for just over 5 years and a friends wife here in Camdenton for 1 year, (she is about to go into permanent care).
I have undertaken general house cleaning, laundering, occasional cooking, vacuuming and dusting.
I have always taken the time to sit down and talk to both people I have cared for. I listen and remember their long-ago memories, obviously very little short-term memory, and understand when same things are repeated constantly over a period of time.
I have found that laughter is the best addition to their lives and being able to divert negative thinking by changing to a more affable subject of conversation. I realize that sometimes, talking is all that is required and that any other work is implemented when possible, without upsetting the client.
Education: I am English, I attended college to learn electrical installations, served an apprenticeship, (5 years) and eventually ran my own electrical company.