I’ve been volunteering with Alzheimer’s Society running activities for people with dementia for almost 9 months now. It has been one of the most humbling and heart-warming experiences. Even though nobody in my immediate family has dementia, volunteering has partially restored the connection with the older generations that I had missed since moving away from home several years ago.
After my second volunteering session, one of the ladies came to me and said: “thanks for all the laughter”. That’s when I knew I’d be coming back.