Unforgettable – A Walk with Alzheimers

 

Do not ask me to remember,

Don’t try to make me understand,

Let me rest and know you’re with me,

Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept,

I am sad and sick and lost.

All I know is that I need you

To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me,

Do not scold or curse or cry.

I can’t help the way I’m acting,

Can’t be different though I try.

Just remember that I need you,

That the best of me is gone,

Please don’t fail to stand beside me,

Love me ’til my life is done.

– Owen Darnell

10 comments on “Unforgettable – A Walk with Alzheimers

  1. So beautifully written. I was really moved by this verse. “I’m confused beyond your concept, I’m sad and sick and lost. Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.Love me ’till my life is done.’ I remember my mother who was waiting every day with her suitcase on a cart that would drive her to her mother. She experienced her childhood again.Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    • You touched me ….. Thank you for your comment !!

      Here is the reason why people with dementia switch back to the past:

      There is a link between the perception of time and memory function in those with dementia. Family members often report their loved ones with dementia sometimes live in the past, even reverting back to first languages.

      This is because memory is not just one process in the brain, but a collection of different systems. Those with Alzheimer’s disease may have impairments in short-term memory, however remote memory can be left relatively intact. So they’re able to remember public and personal events many decades ago, but unable to recall what happened earlier that day.

      http://theconversation.com/passage-of-time-why-people-with-dementia-switch-back-to-the-past-45159

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    • Μy dear Jo i had begun to worry about you! You have a post every two or three days and i miss you!!
      I hope everything is ok!

      About my post everybody afraid to be in a situation like this!
      I hope to find a way to solve this problem!! Kisses😙😙😙😙😙

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