Most people wouldn’t think poetry and Alzheimer’s disease go together. Alzheimer’s is a tragedy. Poetry is beautiful. Poems That Come to Mind, however finds the beauty and the tragedy. Alzheimer victims may not know their families and friends, they may not be able to make sense of their surroundings, but they still enjoy friendly visitors, holding hands, a warm breeze. I wrote this book in honor of my mother and the other residents of the nursing home she was in. I hope it helps other caregivers find comfort in knowing they are not alone, and that it brings a sense of respect and understanding towards those who suffer dementia.
The e-book version of Poems That Come to Mind is free through Valentine’s Day to spread love and understanding. Please share this message with anyone you know who cares for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-causing disease.
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Dear Linda, In all my years of Nursing, I have to say that dealing with a loved one who has Alzhiemer’s is one of the most heartbreaking situations families have to face. Your book of poems is beautifully done, portraying the experience in a realistic, gentle, loving and supportive way. Anyone who is a caregiver will find solace, validation and direction in your heartfelt testimony, Medical research to date has not yielded any significant breakthroughs in the treatment of Alzhiemer’s but at least your work will touch those who suffer the most- the families and loved ones. Thank you.
Oops, I just realized I spelled Alzheimer’s wrong. Mea Culpa!
Thanks so much, Kathy. I hope to encourage others to notice and cherish the small moments left.