Poem: Advice on Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients

Chelsia Hart
By Chelsia HartNovember 13, 2013

Advice on Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients

By Joy Glenner

Dear family and friends; please try to understand

What I am now, not think of me as I was.

I am alone, shut in, with my fears

My frustration, my forgetfulness.

Forgive me if I strike out at you.

Why do I do that?

What has happened to me?

I cannot cope in this alien world.

I feel threatened, I am frightened.

Speak softly, approach slowly.

Repeat again and again aha thou want of me.

Those twister tangle in my brain

Have messed up my world.

Be patient, for I do love you,

And I need your help and love

So very, very much.

– Your Alzheimer’s Patient

Chelsia Hart

Chelsia Hart

Alzheimer’s Newsletter

Get the latest tips, news, and advice on preventing Alzheimer’s, treatment, stages and resources.

Contact Us

6330 Sprint Parkway, Suite 450

Overland Park, KS 66211

(866) 567-4049
Copyright © 2021 A Place for Mom, Inc. All Rights complies with the Can-Spam Act of 2003.