“I used to work in an Alzheimer’s ward. There was one woman who used to be a police officer and would go around ‘writing tickets’ and ‘investigating.’ She thought I was her partner and would always come up to me saying things like ‘we’re gonna take em downtown aren’t we? Did you finish those reports?’ So she was pretty far gone. She was really rude to everyone except me.
One day I found her wandering around, and I could smell her. She hadn’t been changed in hours. I brought her to her room, and it was so bad I had to give her a shower. While I was scrubbing her she looked me right in the eyes and said ‘Thank you for always taking such good care of me, and for being so kind. I’ve never had a nurse like you. I love you.’
That was the most coherent thing she’d ever said to me. I tucked her into bed, turned her tv on for her and told her goodnight. When I got to work the next day, I found out she passed away in her sleep.” — reddit