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Alzheimer’s Poem - For Caregivers

- Monday, February 23, 2015

It is not easy for caregivers who are taking care of parents with Alzheimer’s Disease. Patience runs short, tempers run high, emotions are everywhere and fatigue is persistent. Here is a poem about Alzheimer’s which may help you on the hardest days.

Alzheimer’s Poem

Do not ask me to remember
Do not try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you're with me.
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I'm confused beyond your concept.
I am sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me.
Do not scold or curse my cry.
I can't help the way I'm acting,
Can't be different though I try.

Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone.
Please don't fail to stand beside me,
Love me ‘til my life is done.

-Owen Darnell

We understand that the decision is hard to make when it comes to finding the right Alzheimer’s care community for your parent or loved one who suffers. For more information on Alzheimer’s care, contact Spring Arbor.