Poem: We Watched Him

Poem: We Watched Him

We Watched Him by Julie Western-Zuge ” We watched him as he became less of the man we knew And more of the man the disease was to make him We watched him, helplessly, as he struggled to understand what was happening to him. We watched him, painfully, as his confusion grew, We watched him, […]

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Quote: Next Generation

Quote: Next Generation

“You have to shift the paradigm of defeat by ‘flipping the pain.’ Alzheimer’s disease is going to win. It will take my husband, but it will not take me. I’m going to fight for the next generation.” – Meryl Comer

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Poem: To My Children

Poem: To My Children

When I spill some food on my nice clean dress Or maybe forget to tie my shoe, Please be patient and perhaps reminisce About the many hours I spent with you. When I taught you how to eat with care, Plus tying laces and your numbers, too, Dressing yourself and combing your hair, Those were […]

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Quote: Nothing Prepares You

Quote: Nothing Prepares You

  “Nothing prepares you for this disease. No one is prepared for the isolation. Friends disappear because the person they knew is no longer there. The caregiver gets trapped with the patient. It is very lonely and isolating.” – Meryl Comer

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Poem: Power of Touch

Poem: Power of Touch

The Power of Touch by Hugh MacDonald For a while at first small hands fat with fabric clung to their parents’ clothes. going home words were: yuck, and gross, and disgusting as they remembered moan and curse and whimper the smell of sickness and of pee old misshappen people who speak their anger loud and […]

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A Loved One’s Lost Memories

A Loved One’s Lost Memories

  A Loved One’s Lost Memories By Larry G Gulledge Since my beloved wife has disappeared I shed many lonesome tears. It’s so very sad when I reminisce To happier times I fervently miss. The journey is agonizingly slow For those of us who love her so. Sometimes there is a tinge of joy When […]

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