Lost in Dementia

How

Hard to

See a loved

One slip away

Unable to catch that

Lost beautiful fading

Mind. Each day another spark

Dies. Recognition replaced by

Fear and confusion, unknowing eyes

The spark is gone and there is no one home.

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 21:12:09

    So hard… πŸ˜’πŸ’œ

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  2. Sue Vincent
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 21:16:17

    ❀

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  3. JT Twissel
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 21:22:07

    So tragic.

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  4. pensitivity101
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 21:22:32

    I hear you. Thoughts have been with Tess for a while.

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  5. timkeen40
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 21:46:21

    Lost a grandmother to this. She meant everything to me growing up. She was a big reason I became anything at all. It was hard to watch. God bless you.

    Tim

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  6. jetgirlcos
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 22:08:53

    So sad. My mom is in the beginning of this, and it is going to be a hard road. She is moving to assisted living soon. She herself watched my dad lose his memory. We were blessed that with his type, he never forgot us, just what happened recently. I’m afraid my mom’s path may be more β€œtraditional.” 😒

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  7. Hélène Vaillant
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 23:27:18

    It is a difficult road for the caregiver. I do believe that those with Dementia are happy in their own little world. My husband lived at home with me for 3 years after he was diagnosed with Dementia. It was strenuous and challenging for me. Today he lives in a nursing home. Lo and behold his mind has come back for now and we have good conversations. Wishing you well Willow and to your brother in law, may he be blessed wherever his spirit brings him.

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 05, 2018 @ 06:40:20

      Yes I can see how hard it is for my sister. I wish I was nearer to her. Those who are do not seem as willing to help as time goes by. Sadly he does not seem happy all of the time. I am so pleased you can communicate with your husband..it must still be hard for you. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  8. Jordan
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 00:02:15

    Very difficult, I had friends with Dementia.❀️

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  9. Dorinda Duclos
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 07:21:24

    I’m so sorry ☹️

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  10. robertawrites235681907
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 10:07:10

    Such a tragedy, Willow.

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  11. Johnny Ojanpera
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 10:17:08

    This is very difficult, Willow. I have a dear loved one who is fading before my eyes. β™‘

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  12. TERESA M COLLINS
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 12:48:52

    lovely to think you are thinking of us…..your words so apt…..confusion rules…
    my heart is breaking as I write this ..I had my Community Nurse here this morning..she told me I must get more respite but it is so difficult to admit I need it.
    At this very moment John is proposing to go up the road to buy some chocolate.He is locking all the doors and switching off the radio despite the fact that I have said I am listening to it and I don’t need to be locked in.
    Now he is saying he has no money yet on Saturday he demanded I gave him some and He has put the Β£20 note I gave him away somewhere…
    in a few minutes he will give up the whole idea…….everything changes from moment to moment and one feels giddy with it all…in fact one begins to wonder if they themselves are going mad!!!

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 05, 2018 @ 13:31:51

      Words and the capacity to listen is all I have but they are here for you always. If I am sure to ring nudge me! Make sure you arrange that respite you know it makes sense πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’’

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  13. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 06, 2018 @ 01:36:10

    So very sad….and heartbreaking for family. πŸ’™

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  14. ghostmmnc
    Nov 06, 2018 @ 14:04:11

    So heartbreaking. We went through this with my dad in his last years. Prayers for your family. ❀

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  15. celia
    Nov 30, 2018 @ 16:48:39

    So true, so hard.

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  16. Half Glass Full
    Jan 06, 2019 @ 09:24:49

    So deep!!

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  17. simon7banks
    Jan 23, 2019 @ 08:54:40

    My mother died at 92 in the early stages of dementia. I’m very glad she died still knowing who I was and generally aware of who and where and how she was.

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  18. Noellie
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 18:36:30

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