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    Such is dementia

    SUCH IS DEMENTIA`S WORLD

    As I walk through the street, I am there, yet I am not,
    You see me, even hear me, yet I don't see you
    I am not in your world, I am NOT in my own world,
    I am in dementia`s world where nothing is real,
    YOU are not, THANKFULLY
    I stand and stare at the shop windows, but I don't see me,
    Sometimes I see a younger me, sometimes an older me,
    But I NEVER SEE ME, never the REAL ME,
    You hear me speak, but sometimes I don't hear you,
    I want to hear you, I want to hang on to every word,
    I want this world to make sense again,
    But of course, it doesn't, not anymore,
    I see where your going, but I don't know where I am going,
    I hear you laughing, and yet I cannot laugh,
    Dementias world is devoid of all sense, humour, and direction,
    I walk in a maze of uncertainty and loneliness,
    Each step is so hard some days,
    Each step feels like a mile walked,
    I stumble and stagger as if walking over rough terrain,
    Sometimes falling over absolutely nothing, in a heap on the floor, in a heap of embarrassment,
    Never wanting to get up again, hoping dementia`s world will swallow me up,
    Sometimes I am here, sometimes not,
    Anf yet I feel I am everywhere, but yet? I am sadly NOWHERE

    SUCH IS DEMENTIA`S WORLD

    Norrms Mc Namara

    Diagnosed with Dementia 9 years ago aged 50

    (feeling different today )

    Please share if you wish
    What do you mean i have Alzheimer`s? IVE BEEN DIETING FOR GODS SAKE !!

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    Ahh so poignant Norms. I don't know what to say so am sending a huge hug. Xx

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    Thank you dear friend xxxxxx
    What do you mean i have Alzheimer`s? IVE BEEN DIETING FOR GODS SAKE !!

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    Normms, beautifully said, I'm so sorry you feel alone, big hug from a big Geordie lass x

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    Every time you post Norrms I know I'm going to read something special, and this vivid account of how the dementia is progressing and how it feels to be you is very special. Intentional or not you help not just those who have the disease but those who care for them, thank you.
    “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norrms View Post
    SUCH IS DEMENTIA`S WORLD

    As I walk through the street, I am there, yet I am not,
    You see me, even hear me, yet I don't see you
    I am not in your world, I am NOT in my own world,
    I am in dementia`s world where nothing is real,
    YOU are not, THANKFULLY
    I stand and stare at the shop windows, but I don't see me,
    Sometimes I see a younger me, sometimes an older me,
    But I NEVER SEE ME, never the REAL ME,
    You hear me speak, but sometimes I don't hear you,
    I want to hear you, I want to hang on to every word,
    I want this world to make sense again,
    But of course, it doesn't, not anymore,
    I see where your going, but I don't know where I am going,
    I hear you laughing, and yet I cannot laugh,
    Dementias world is devoid of all sense, humour, and direction,
    I walk in a maze of uncertainty and loneliness,
    Each step is so hard some days,
    Each step feels like a mile walked,
    I stumble and stagger as if walking over rough terrain,
    Sometimes falling over absolutely nothing, in a heap on the floor, in a heap of embarrassment,
    Never wanting to get up again, hoping dementia`s world will swallow me up,
    Sometimes I am here, sometimes not,
    Anf yet I feel I am everywhere, but yet? I am sadly NOWHERE

    SUCH IS DEMENTIA`S WORLD

    Norrms Mc Namara

    Diagnosed with Dementia 9 years ago aged 50

    (feeling different today )

    Please share if you wish
    Hi Norrms:

    Thanks. You have the ability to put your feelings into words. My husband was diagnosed with demensia @ 5 years ago. Since then I have been searching, searching & searching for somewhere that will help me understand his world and what he is going through. They say search and yee shall find, well I searched and finally found. I want to help but don't know how, I want to understand his feelings but he cannot tell me, I want to share his world but I can't find it. At least now I have a starting place and I can try not being so impatient with him.

    Anyway, A HUGE THANKS FOR SHARING, it means the world to me and I'm sure to others as well.

    Many Hugs & Keep Posting

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