Dementia Poem

Hope this doesn’t upset anyone

The curtains closed on his mind

Who am I
I m one of a kind

Sometimes the curtains open
A glimmer of light shines through
Who are you
I m your wife
We once had a life

He had a blank look on his face
A twinkle in his eyes
Just for a moment he reconciled
Who I was

The glimmer of light had gone
The curtains had closed
He is once more on his own
I want him to get well
And come home
So he isn’t all alone

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  1. sugr you describe a sad illness that happens to our love ones , you give it so much meaning , that is hard to say it ourselves, thank you for your well written words its a comfort that you have given to those who cant say it themselves thank you xxx

  2. Just sounds like my Dad, he was ‘lost’ to us for a long while, but occasionally he would be himself – so sad for all concerned. Beautiful poem.

  3. I remember visiting with my dad, sadly it was only a few times a year because he lived in Arizona. It would take him awhile to remember me but the smile on his face and the twinkle in his eyes were so wonderful so see and he recognized me.
    I miss him so, but when a loved one has dementia when they pass it is like you have lost them once to the disease and now to death. He was such a strong influence in my life. I will always miss him.

  4. My mother had alzheimers for three years before she passed away….I made the statement when she died that my mother had died 3 years before that….Its a very hard situation to deal with….and now my daughter is going through this with her soon to be mother in law who is in the beginning stages


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