Watching a loved one make the descent into Alzheimer’s


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Day after day he searches to find

Obects mislaid due to his mind.

A mind once so brilliant and so very keen

Probing, asking, since being a teen.

It seems to me in some strange way

His mind is dealing with long ago days.

His sentences are few and brief

His loss of memory causes untold grief.

Doctors describe dementia to the letter

But, living it describes it better.

Sometimes things seem nearly okay

So then we take things day by day.

I need patience and dedication

Show compassion without frustration.

I try to act without rancor or blame.

Because, tomorrow, it will probably be just the same.

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