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Social Media/Email Manners

Today I would like to talk about a simple that some of us are not quite sure, such as manners online, what should you publish or not, pictures of you on family gatherings or peeking in the toilet, in a perfect word and nonjudgmental work environment the family gatherings would be the best choice, however my advice is none.

If you have an email and social media platforms the best practice is to keep professional and personal as far away as possible. I personally recommend having two distinct emails one with your favorite (pet, doll, ex-boyfriends name) and one professional with your professional industry attached to it.

By doing so will give the job seeker a better distinction. The employers will evaluate your skills and appearance on both fronts. I want to approach the subject of social media platform where nowadays everything is done on the World Wide Web, think twice to before you hit the send button, it will get you in so much trouble, that you must exercise discretion. One can not expect privacy when taking advantage of your favorite coffee shop. Your privacy, it’s your job to keep private.

Is essential that you try your best to keep separate both worlds, is like the old say “whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, private or too personal information may be offensive to some.

I remember when I first start looking for a job, my first advice was, comb your hair, don’t bite your nails, wash your clothes, in other words, groom yourself to make a good first impression. The same goes for those silly and natty pictures and text messages. Companies nowadays have access to everything that happens in any one’s life.

One last thought your personal life should not get in the way of a better job, work environment, higher salary, and its personal to you and your loved ones, it belongs yours, family and friend’s memories.

Rachel Nobre
Worked as an independent home nurse.

The Person Behind the Alzheimer’s

I would like to welcome you to my website and blog, today I am writing about the person behind the Alzheimer’s disease.

The challenges caring for an Alzheimer’s patient are tremendous, you are also caring for family and friends, often I saw myself going against the family to protect the client. Family and friends have a very difficult time accepting that Alzheimer’s patient is a new person. I personally never like to force a memory on my former clients.  Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to me means that you must start from scratch and uncover the person that is being hidden underneath by the Alzheimer’s, learning everything you can about that person.

Besides everyday medical needs such as diaper changes, hand feeding, and escort to doctor’s appointments, a constant remainder of home, family members, friends as well as likes and dislikes there is also the need to build trust and understanding. Alzheimer’s is a loss of one’s family member and a friend, as well one’s whole life. Often when the diagnoses are revealed it means the disease is already in progress. Now a days there are several medications and activities to slow down the disease’s progression. Your family member is no longer the same person nor can they play the same role in the family dynamic. He or she is rewriting an old, yet new, story.

I did enjoy hearing their stories, whether their recollection was accurate or not.

Rachel Nobre,

Worked as a private nurse for clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s

 

Next week we will talk about social media manner.