A friend of mine was a matron on the dementia ward of a senior’s home. One day she was designated a new client; the woman was disturbing the clients on the ward she was on before. She had a habit of taking her clothes off. A regular procedure with such a case was to prescribe drugs that would sedate the client so she would be more subdued. My friend tried to stay away from using such drugs as much as possible. Instead she asked herself, “Why is this woman taking her clothes off?” She even prayed about it. The thought came to her, “Maybe it’s the soap we’re using?”
“We’re going to try an experiment,” she told her staff. She instructed them to wash all of the woman’s laundry, including her bedding, with baby laundry soap. It didn’t take long, and the woman was keeping her clothes on. It was that simple.
Maybe the next time we see someone doing something strange in our eyes, we would do well to ask ourselves, “Why is this person doing this?” It might not hurt to even pray about it. Maybe it’s “that simple”.
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