Kay will be 95 on December 20th, 2011!
One Day On Earth 11.11.11 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
|Perth Community Care Centre|
She writes and recites her poetry and she paints. She has an incredible attitude towards life and I love her!
She receives excellent care in her long-term care. There is always someone there to help her, or her husband. He has Alzheimer's Disease, and sometimes he is 'very much himself', she tells me! She tells a charming story in the video.
I learned so much about myself and about others. Things I hadn't realized when I was nursing.
About being in long-term care,
"You have to realize it's not the end of your life; it's a part of it."
She was getting extra home support, but caring for her husband began to be too much. They had Meals on Wheels for awhile, but the demands of caring for loved ones with dementia, as we all know, can be overwhelming.
She recognizes her health issues, and her vision challenges,
She learned to paint at age 75. She writes and recites fabulous poems.
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