1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. TheFootyPoet

    TheFootyPoet Registered User

    Nov 10, 2015
    24
    South of England
    I am new to Talking Point - I have been meaning to sign up to an Alzheimer's related site for a while, but never got around to it. My mum has Alzheimer's (now verging on full dementia) and as an author, I plan to write a book about Alzheimer's when I fully retire. Anyway, this is no way a promotional post, but I did want to share a poem I wrote a few years back about mum and her condition. I couldn't think of another more appropriate forum. Comments welcome!

    Mum’s Bubble

    How can it be?
    Why did my mum catch this curse.
    It happened so suddenly,
    And now getting worse.

    Like a short winter’s day,
    When daylight fades quick,
    Memories fast fading,
    Where the colours of the past
    Are now blurred feint grey shading.

    She lives in a bubble,
    Which only she can perceive;
    Sometimes hard to acknowledge
    And for me to conceive.

    An old age thing they say,
    But how long ‘til it’s time,
    When mum no longer recalls
    I’m her son and my name.

    Mum will always be mum,
    But it will be so sad,
    To both me and my brothers,
    When that day comes,
    And we’re just one of the others.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,714
    Female
    London
  3. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,739
    Great poem thank you for sharing xx
    Welcome to TP, it's a great place to be.
     
  4. TheFootyPoet

    TheFootyPoet Registered User

    Nov 10, 2015
    24
    South of England
    Ah, noted Beate
    Thanks fizzie :)
     

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