Quote: I Wanted to Be A Caregiver

Quote: I Wanted to Be A Caregiver

“I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do.” – Melody Beattie

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Poem: My Dear, I Love You

Poem: My Dear, I Love You

My Dear, I Love You by Jerry Ham From one who has Alzheimer’s, and yes it is hard Just for a moment, let me share from my heart. Please forgive me for the things that I say. If I were well, I would not be this way. Although I can’t tell you, I’m so glad […]

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Poem: Yes, I’ll Cry

Poem: Yes, I’ll Cry

Yes, I’ll Cry by Jerry Ham Each day I watch my mother walk. I hear her sigh, I hear her talk. She speaks of loved ones no longer here. I watch helpless, as she sheds a tear. Alzheimer’s is stealing my mother away, And she grows worse each passing day. She needs help with all […]

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Poem: My Caregiving Friend

Poem: My Caregiving Friend

My Caregiving Friend by Tim Brennan When I was lost, you showed the way. When I was frightened, you calmed fear away. You made me laugh, when I wanted to cry. I fail so often and you tell me; “Just try.” You are my friend, and I forgot your name. I called for help and […]

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Poem: Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer

Poem: Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer

Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer by Carolyn Haynali Pray for me I was once like you. Be kind and loving to me that’s how I would have treated you. Remember I was once someone’s parent or spouse I had a life and a dream for the future. Speak to me, I can hear you even if I […]

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