Being required to wear masks can be especially distressing for older people who live with cognitive impairment.
Use this Quick Guide to make connection so much more possible.
We came across the fantastic idea of PPE Portraits, and have adapted the instructions of Dr Cati Brown-Johnson of Stanford Medicine. We also suggest before your shift, spend some time preparing your inner self. Use whatever works for you: pause, breathe, pray, meditate, feel the ground beneath your feet, remember why you are here.
Please be aware that in COVID-19 infected contexts, this idea will need to be adapted to fit in with your specific infection control and PPE strategy and protocols.