Lenny White, from Northern Ireland, wants to make her customers feel satisfied
Lenny White, a barber from Northern Ireland, has accomplished her mission to provide the best assistance to dementia and Alzheimer's patients.
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Today I came back to where it all began. Edgewater Lodge nursing home where I worked as a porter 20 years ago. It was here that really inspired me to do what I'm doing today
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– Lenny the barber friend of dementia (@dementiabarber) January 14, 2019
White received his barber only in 2016, after a training course caught his attention. At the time, he was deeply absorbed in what he was supposed to do in his life.
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Based on his previous experience as a kitchen staff member in a local nursing home, White knew he wanted to do something special for elderly patients living in such homes.
After starting his project, White coordinated with the Alzheimer & # 39; s Association, which offered to provide training on how to deal with patients suffering from the disease.
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"Maybe I'll split the music," White says, "I'll talk to them quietly." I bowed to their eye level, [and] I'll say, "This is Lenny, I'm a barber. I'm here to cut your hair. & # 39; "
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"I will show them my instruments, and so the touch is very important – it seems that it solves them, maybe I will also hold my hand while I shave them with the other hand."
White took his talent in the United States this month, and News 12 New Jersey met him when he visited a nursing home in Montville, NJ.
"I will try to create a relaxed atmosphere for men," White said. "These guys can sometimes be agitated and feel very low, so my job is to make them feel good, but also to make them look good."
Going further, White likes to decorate the room he uses with a barber pole and he always plays music, often classics and "old men", for his clients.
"I give them a good haircut – I do eyebrows, ears, nose hair and you have a really good chat with these guys to open them and really enjoy the experience," says White.
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