Alzheimer's

February 8, 2012
By BeccaN GOLD, Lynchburg, Virginia
BeccaN GOLD, Lynchburg, Virginia
10 articles 12 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.


i watch her fade away
knowing tomorrow she won't remember a thing i said
she won't even remember i was here
what a terrible sickness
to take away your memories
to take away your past
every day, gone as if it never happened
can't remember as much as lunch that was only an hour ago
she answers the phone to her daughter, and doesn't recognize the voice
no idea it's the child she raised and always knew
her sister walks in and its simply a familiar face
no clue this is the woman she spent her childhood with
her granddaughter walks in looking for her grandmother
the one who saw her grow up
and now doesn't know her name
i walk in to see my aunt
she has a look of recognizing me
but she has no clue who i truly am
doesn't know my name
does she think i'm my mother
or just another girl shes seen before
she's so confused at where she is and what to do
this isn't Mary Frances
this is just someone who resembles her
this couldn't be my aunt
my grandmothers sister
we've lost all but a little bit of her to Alzheimer's
and we will never get her back
i don't want to see her this way
i want to remember her for who she was in all my memories
i want to remember the amazing woman she was
and always will be in my heart.


The author's comments:
I go to see my Aunt at least once a week at her nursing home, every time i go she doesn't know who i am . she repeats things over and over not remembering she said them before. i miss her being the woman she was when i was growing up, the one that would play barbies with me in the floor.

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on Feb. 18 2012 at 4:14 pm
Luna3952 SILVER, Lynchburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
All is fair in love and war.
Palsm 114
John 3:17

AWWWW!!!!!! I Know you love her!!! I understand how that feels losing someone to that horrbile desease!! knowing you, i know you can show her how much you truly love her!!! your are amazing at loving and caring for people!!! and i love you so much for it!!

on Feb. 18 2012 at 4:07 pm
LoganMarie14 GOLD, Lynchburg, Virginia
15 articles 15 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday." -The Notebook

This is really beautiful Rebecca.. and I know she loves you. She's still the same in heart and memory, even though she can't remember. This shows how much you really care for her, and how amazing of a person she is. (:




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