Poem: Advice on Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients

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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  • Janet Testwuide

    i am seeking some advocacy help in the St. Petersburg Florida area. My mother has been entered into an assisted living situation where her safety and physical needs are being met but we have not started any mental therapies. I really dont know what is available. She is a fairly healthy 80 year old who has golfed everyday until just recently. I live in Colorado and feel it would be too much trauma to bring her to a winter environment and altitude. All help and suggestions will be appreciated.

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