One of the best things about working with people with Alzheimer's is that you never know what you're going to get when you show up in the morning, so it's always exciting. Sometimes I'll have a cute little grandma give me a hug and tell me I'm an angel and then turn around 20 minutes later and say "Help me break this window or I will kill you" (just happened 2 days ago)- only to come back in another 15 minutes and say hello with no recollection. Needless to say, it provides for a lot of laughs.
One of my favorite old ladies is the grumpiest lady in the whole community, but I just can't help but love her. Today, she had me in stitches.
Me (as I walk by her in the hallway): Good morning!
Old lady: Shut up.
Me: Did you just tell me to shut up?
Old lady: No, I said "Have a nice day."
Me: Oh, that's what I thought. (And then I gave her a big hug)