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  • Band of Brothers

    Men gather ‘round the table, coffee cups in hand; each wearing symbols of wars gone by. Military experiences shared; Read more

    Nov 6, 2019

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  • Last Dance

    She lies on the couch, pain showing in her eyes, her weakened body tense. Read more

    Aug 30, 2019

  • Jane

    Living with a person who has dementia Is like dealing with someone in absentia. She is not the girl you used to know; Not the same personality - oh no! Read more

    Aug 14, 2019

  • Dignity

    They raised us and taught the way. Now so many fade into a hazy day. Memories of days gone pass. Fighting the pain which forever last. Read more

    Jul 25, 2019

  • Special People

    I think there will be a special place in heaven for caregivers. You who have loaded wheelchairs into cars or vans or cut up food and gently placed it into your mate’s mouth, or emptied bladder bags or positioned sleep machines. There must be a speci Read more

    Jul 11, 2019

  • Joan

    You sat in your wheelchair too weak to care about life’s swirl today. Ennui or malaise don’t quite describe what I see in your face, your eyes. Read more

    Jul 10, 2019

  • Losing yourself while caregiving

    I lost myself... Once there was a women that had no worries in the world Life was once a bowl of cherries for her Her only worries were her child's activates and what fun events were in store for the weekend Read more

    Jul 1, 2019

  • For My Caregiver

    I watch my care giver taking care of me and, I feel sad for him, so much work. I know no other person who will lend a hand, I see frustration, on his face. Read more

    May 15, 2019

  • Mother’s Day Poem: Living with Dementia

    Its mother’s day, ma, I know you’re in there I know you’re trapped inside the prison walls of your mind. Read more

    May 8, 2019

  • DWELLERS OF NURSING HOMES

    A special world made up of unique, wise elders who’ve lived worthwhile lives. Confronted by challenges every day, affecting all aspects of their lives. Read more

    Mar 7, 2019

  • Agree

    “Learning never ceases” is what she would say to me and other important words of wisdom that she lived by for 91 years. Read more

    Feb 27, 2019

  • A Caregiver's Prayer

    Are wishes strong desires with a minimum chance of fruition? Are hopes strong desires with an expectation of an outcome? Read more

    Feb 20, 2019

  • She’s There

    I dreamed I was sitting across from Mom, preparing green beans for freezing. I was thinking about all the hours I had spent by her side. And how sad I was that she was gone. All the while She’s saying something but I’m not listening. Read more

    Feb 13, 2019

  • Through the Eyes of Blue

    As her eyes slowly closed I took comfort In her peaceful respite As we walked together Read more

    Feb 6, 2019

  • Caregivers Request

    Do not ask me to take your counsel or advice as well intentioned as it may be There is so much I am experiencing that you can’t know or see I am the ME, faithfully working be, Household to run, the invincible one! Read more

    Jan 23, 2019

  • MEMORY UNIT/DEMENTIA

    Memory unit, somewhere between the ports of reason and south of confusion, with no parallels of longitude and latitude to mark the spot exactly, you will find the memory unit. Passports are not required. Read more

    Jan 16, 2019

  • Silent Night

    ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, Read more

    Dec 18, 2018

  • Changes

    Changes in my house Changes in my spouse Furniture here and there Accommodate the new wheelchair. Read more

    Oct 24, 2018

  • Glorious Moment

    The old man shuffles down the long corridor of the nursing home Doffing his hat to the wheel chair bound blind lady Offering a mumbled “Good morning’ to the deaf man His sadness causing a frail birch bending of his once-oak body. Read more

    Sep 18, 2018

  • A Caregivers Lament

    Invisible - ME - I AM U. C. I am the ME, faithfully working be, Household to run, the invincible one! Read more

    Jun 20, 2018