Poem: Advice on Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients
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
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