As I tell my tale of Alzheimer`s,
Through smiles and heartfelt joy,
When really, somewhere deep inside
I`m just a frightened little boy,
I’ve faced many things in my life,
Some things too hard to tell,
But Alzheimer`s and all it brings,
Makes my life, a living hell,
Every day a piece of me,
Is lost, forever gone,
It won’t give up I know,
Until memories I have none,
So when you see and hear me,
Chatting about my day,
My head rocking back with laughter,
And smiling all the way,
Please spare a thought of who`s inside,
Behind the warmth and joy,
Sitting there with head in hands,
Is just a frightened little boy"
by Norm McNamara
on An Open Letter to Dr Richard Taylor
"What a remarkable perspective. Thank you for sharing this. It is such refreshing example of family, with its challenges and joys."
by Dodie A.
on Back to the 50's: Senior In-Laws Move in With Their Baby Boomer "Kids"
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