Dementia: Two Mothers Remembered

My sister, Barbara, kindly forwarded this beautiful poem to me today.  She has sent it at such a good time: as I will be with my mum on Saturday.  I am sure that sons could be substituted for daughters to convey the same sentiments.

I hope my mum still recognises me after all this time.  It is doubtful that my brother will but he did say my name the last time I visited hin in his Nursing Home.

It will be interesting to see how they respond to music: Frank Sinatra for mum; Bill Hayley for John.   Mum will tap her feet I’m sure but I don’t expect John will be able to show how good he was jiving.  I wonder if he would take his wife by the hand if I take her along?  There’s only one way to find out.

I’m really looking forward to seeing them both.

Poem: Two Mothers Remembered


About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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