In this research essay, it will be about how the research on dementia has helped me understand the short story "Babysitting Helen". Have you ever with Alzheimer's, and wonder what It is? The research on dementia helped me to broaden my understanding of the short story "Babysitting Helen". It taught me that Helen's odd behavior, her memory loss, and the stress on caregivers is a normal part of living with dementia. In the short story "Babysitting Helen" Helen was laughing at things that aren't funny at all and was so amazed by the rabbit in the commercial with the drums. While Helen and Trish were watching Tv, Helen would be laughing bits on parts of the show when nothing funny is happening at all. Also when the advertisements and commercials came on Helen would say "Would you just look at that! …show more content…
In the short story "Babysitting Helen" when Helen was acting weirdly and when she kept repeating when ever the rabbit commercial came on, it made me wonder why she was repeating her self and I didn’t really understand why she did. But now I understand because of my research on dementia and Alzheimer's and that Helen behaves like that because the disease that Helen has affects her behavior. According to my research note it says that the effects of the disease is that it affects their memory, they way they act, how they feel and their thinking abilities. (Research Note 1). My research on dementia has enhanced my understanding on how and why Helen behaves the way she behaves because of the disease she has. In conclusion the research that I have done on dementia has enhanced my understanding on why Helen would be repeating herself and laughing things that are not funny and having an odd
Have you ever look around your community and realize that segregation between different racial, economic, and educational groups still exists, but people tend to not make it as obvious as it was before? Like we all know segregation is defined as being the action of setting someone apart from other people. Still, for various people, it is not a big deal, until it becomes a serious problem in school and is not only affecting them personally but now is affecting their children. In the book titled “The Children in Room E4” by Susan Eaton, is telling a story of a little boy whose name is Jeremy. Jeremy seems to be a very polite child, but he is poor and is being a victim of segregation in a school.
Richard Eyre once stated, change begins with understanding, and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person; in a word, empathy. Nancy Mairs, a writer with multiple sclerosis, writes about her experiences of being a disabled lady, naming herself a “Cripple” by emphasizing how her interface of her diagnostics never change her perspective of interacting with people or viewing the world. Followed by a video watched in class in which it described Dr. Brene Brown terms, the difference between empathy and sympathy is that empathy: feels connection toward people’s emotions, or circumstance, but sympathy: is totally being disconnected from people's feelings, having a result of being completely the opposite, of empathy. In Mair’s essay, the word empathy or pity are one of the most essential components that she uses to build her essay as a way of evoking reader’s empathy towards her because of her
In an article published by Sneva, Diane, she talks about the puerto rican women’s movement and how Ferre’s short story, “The Youngest Doll” came to life. Sneva states as following, “The Youngest Doll” shows a woman who exacts revenge on those who try to prevent her from living fully. Through its heroine the story challenges patriarchal hierarchies and suggests that Puerto Rican females must empower themselves” Sneva points out challenges that women face on a personal level. How they are seen upon like, dolls, just social figures, and men are seen as the patriarch of the society that use the dolls for show.
My research “ Stress hits some vets late in life.” In the research it quotes that people would wake up screaming or crying worried about a family member or comparing events to their past and it would cause them to stay up all night. The book shows that my research was correct because of the events that occurred in the book and the outcomes to the people in the book nights had been
Typically someone would laugh during the humorous parts obviously because those parts are made to be funny. Similarly in the article "What Is Alzheimer's?" It is stated that with Alzheimer's there will be "mood and behavior changes" (alz.org). Consequently someone who has no knowledge of Alzheimer's would infer that Helen was a crazy person.
In the short story “Suzy and Leah”, by Jane Yolen, two young girls named Suzy and Leah learns a lot throughout the passage. From the beginning, they didn’t bother asking about each other, and rather just assumed. Near the middle, they started to get to know each other. In the end, both girls learn about each other and become good friends. The two girls, learn to understand how to find a true friendship.
My book Kid Owner by Tim Green is about a kid named Ryan who loves football. Ryan’s mom doesn’t agree with Ryan about football. Ryan wants to play football but Ryan’s mom wants him to keep playing soccer. Ryan’s never met his father and when Ryan’s father had passed away he had left Ryan the Dallas Cowboy’s. Ryan somehow has to find a way to keep the team.
The novel I’ve read was called April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton. This book was based on other peoples experiences of being Indigenous or being in the foster care system. When Beatrice wrote this book it felt extremely realistic from the bits that were violent. The author of this book is really idealistic about how she set up her ideas in a certain way. The main characters of this novel are, April and Cheryl Raintree.
Incidents of foreshadowing are immediate and frequent in the story “Desiree’s Baby” (1894). Desiree, and her baby’s race will be questioned. Evidence of Armand’s hatred towards anyone of color, and his vengeful actions. Subtle hints of Armand’s race are all foretold in the storyline. Ultimately, Suggestions of death and despair.
In the gripping novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen establishes the theme of old age crippling humans, causing both physical and emotional hardships. To begin with, Sara Gruen uses the character of Jacob to show the emotional hardships caused by aging. Jacob feels sad and alone in the nursing home, and even begins to lose who he really thinks he is: “Even when I look straight into the milky blue eyes, I can’t find myself anymore” (Gruen, 2007, p. 111). Jacob believes that age has completely changed him as a person, which is a drastic and frightening thought to have.
I was born and raised in California in a nice yet not so perfect neighborhood; every now and then it would get some action, such as high speed chase or a drug bust. I had the privilege of growing up the oldest of seven, with three brothers and three sisters in our five bedroom home. Certain things were not too bad even though I hated the idea of babysitting and sharing a room till the age of sixteen, and that was primarily because I would go to school then work right after and spent most nights in the living room finishing homework or studying and end up falling asleep there. My mother was not a single mother, but her and my father have been together and never been married, I asked them once and the reason was that they could earn and receive
For the purpose of this assignment I have chosen to reflect on not knowing how to treat a confused patient with dementia. During this experience I felt like I was of no help to the patient and as a result I was useless to the staff. I felt like this because I didn’t know how to talk to this lady. I didn’t understand how to act or what to say to fix the situation.
Mrs. Linde as a ‘major character’ in A Doll’s House. In A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen uses Mrs. Linde as an outlet for Nora to express how she truly feels about her life and more specifically her decisions within her marriage. Ibsen specifically chooses to pair Mrs. Linde with Nora because they are complete opposites. With Mrs. Linde, we have a woman that’s capable of being on her own and supporting herself.
The bell finally rang at my little elementary school. I left my home room, and walked down the white hallway. There were a set of steps On each side of the school but we weren’t supposed to use the left side but we always dead anyways.