Sunday, February 12, 2006

My dream job

For as long as I can remember, I have loved the elderly and children. I also have fondness of animals. I have always dreamed of having a daycare center for children with a petting zoo. I would love for the elderly to come and interact with the children. My grandmother passed away of Alzheimer's Disease in 1996, and this was very difficult for me. She was in the nursing home very briefly before she passed away. She was in the hospital for months prior, and needed long-term care and the hospital suggested she be placed in a Nursing Home. My whole family was against it, but we knew that we could not give her the 24hour care she needed. I was very diligent about visiting and found that so many of our elderly are just thrown away. I found my self splitting my time with other patients who did not have visitors. My eldest son, and only child at that time, would often come along on my visits to see my grandmother. The people their loved him. Their eyes would light up, everytime I would come visit with my then 3 year old son. He was very fond of them as well, and had more grandmas and grandpas than he could count. I believe that children and pets are great therapy for our elderly. Even though my grandmtoher was in her final stages of Alzheimer's, she lived to see her great grandson.
I would also like to work to find a cure for Alzheimer's. I have lost my grandmother and uncle to this horrible disease. I would love to work actively to find the cure.

I would also like to be in the scrapbook business. It brings me so much joy. Everyone wants a job that they enjoy working and nothing brings me more joy than preserving my family's memories.

Dana

2 comments:

Michelle W. said...

that is so sweet! It's nice that you have the patience and heart wanting to help people! Hugs.

Michelle

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

That is so sweet!!!!! I love it. It takes VERY SPECIAL people to work with people. ESPECIALLY ELDERLY AND KIDS!!!!!!