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Posted 9:08 PM on Fri-21-Sep-2012

My papa is 89 and such a quaint old man.

We took little miss one up to visit him this week in his rest home. We haven't been to this one before, It is for people suffering from dementia and also for only males. It was truly halarious. Fortunately Papa is very happy there and although he didn't remember our names (he never was one for remembering such details...) he seemed pleased to see us. We walked in the door and through security and a old man with a cane circled us peering out of his glasses, he studied me closely and said to hubby - 'nice legs on that one' (defenitly had dementia LOL)


We planned on taking Papa out for a drive but we were unable to find any warm jumpers or jackets, I asked the nurse and she said she'd have a look around and sure enough that had been 'stolen' by the other patients... oh my goodness. The things old people get up to, really! I chatted away nicely to everyone and dear cynical hubby told me later they were all just staring at my boobs..... oh well, if it brightens up their day.....


Eventually we got him out and went to visit Nana (who is 86 and still lives at home and drives etc etc) she literally ran to the door and gave us morning tea. Unfortunately there was a 'accident' so we took Papa back to be cleaned up at the home.

 They really are lovely grandparents. I'm so glad we got there as I don't know how much longer they will be around and they were so thrilled to see my daughter.

Posted by thecoffeelady

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vam - 12:56 PM on Tue-9-Oct-2012  
My father was in a dementia rest home for 2.5 years and we could write a book on the "funny and not so funny" things that they all got up to. It is a very cruel disease that can take anyone no matter what their race, age or occupation, so the sooner they find medication to slow it (which they are trialling at the moment) the better it will be.

Just remember you may go home and feel sad and think "the poor old things", but they are actually quite happy in their own wee world, where there is no stress, no time limits or deadlines to meet, and they may not remeber that you have been to visit! but at least your own conscience will know that you have.

Yes, thing do go missing (but they do eventually turn up)...

To all the people that look after Dementia patients, keep up the good work (it is worth it) and maybe you could write a book one day.
MumBum - 8:05 PM on Sat-22-Sep-2012  
Hey... if you get to that ripe old age and can still remember what to do with a set of boobs then I say perve away! They've earned it in my opinion... besides, once you walked out the door they would've forgotten you were even there, boobs or not!lol
ekubo - 3:24 PM on Sat-22-Sep-2012  
sounds like a nice day :)
my mum workds at a rest home (not dementia tho) and frrequently has hilarious stories about what they oldies get up to. Seems there's a fair bit of bed hopping so all that leering at your boobs might not have been so innocent lol.

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