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  • AN ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT'S POINT OF VIEW

    7 posts, 4 voices, 1615 views, started Jan 29, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      AN ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT'S POINT OF VIEW  

      Dear Friend,

      Oh, how can this be

      You and I are losing me.

      Some day soon

      Maybe morning, Maybe noon

      I will no longer be the me

      You and I know as me.

      I ask, what is happening to me,

      And the answer seems to be

      Words and thoughts frequently scramble

      And my conversations seem to ramble.

      O, how can this be

      You and I are losing me.

      What do you see when you look into my eyes?

      And neighbors just to pry?

      Confusion, hurt, pity and pain,

      For I am ill and not insane.

      Oh Lord, help me I pray,

      And this is what He seems to say,

      “Fear not child, I will come and take you home,

      To be with me for all eternity.

      What can we do from losing me?

      “Nothing' say the experts.

      But in my confused and foggy state,

      To you I plea,

      “Love me,

      Remember me

      Help me to be

      All that I can be

      For as long as I can be

      The me we know as me.”

      By Janis Hogan Aplin



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          Marionjayne wrote Feb 1, 2009
        • That was beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes. I have been taking care of my father for the past six years. He suffers from this terrible disease. I thank God everyday that I still have him with me. My sister tells me he needs to go to a nursing home. He is a sweet and gentle man. I plan to care for him as long as God needs me too. That's what family is for.

          ~Marion



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          Denise Richardson wrote Feb 1, 2009
        • Blessings to you Marion, I’m sorry to hear your dad suffers with this, I have a friend who is dealing with it as well with her mom and she has no help or support from her siblings who are older than she is and she is trying to work and raise her 2 young daughters ages 11 and 9 alone, it is a tough thing to deal with as well as any other sickness but God knows and he will do what is best for all involved, stay strong and I shall keep you and yourfamily in my prayers.



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          Marionjayne wrote Feb 1, 2009
        • I don’t get any support from my siblings either. I attend a support group for caregivers. The other caregivers and I help each other. We will take turns elder-sitting to give each other a break. Tell your friend to contact the dept. of aging, they can let her know what help is out there for her.



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          Denise Richardson wrote Feb 1, 2009
        • Thank you so much will do, and you know I got her to join here maybe you can send her a friend invite and share with her your experience as well, but I will tell her about this thank you so much. Here name here is msaquax2c



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          Mztracy wrote Feb 1, 2009
        • This was my nana years ago before she passed.
          I just lost two aunts to this last year as well.
          What a horrible disease. It does not seem right for this to happen.

          TY for this wonderful poem!



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