Alzheimer’s Poem: Do Not Ask Me to Remember

Do Not Ask Me To Remember

Do Not Ask Me to Remember

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 through 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.

-Author Unknown

Please leave your thoughts and comments

  • Janice

    Do you know where I can get a framed print of this poem?

  • Nancy Mouhalis

    A beautiful poem……..God bless all that are affected by this terrible disease!

  • Anita

    My mother suffered with this terrible disease, I love this poem. Words are so true.

  • LJ

    RIP Dad I love & miss you so much… please know that I was there with you… my heart is broken but I will go on and be the person you wanted me to be … I will make you proud xxx

  • Marina

    So true love this poem. It’s been displayed on the wall in the care home where I work.

  • gary whidden

    my wife has alzheimers this is a poem I will never forget

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