A poem about ALZ

A poem about ALZ

Bogged down Face in a frown Life’s so uncertain My heart’s really hurting The love of my life The one I call wife Can no longer see Or recognize me Her suitcase is packed She must go away To a place that is strange To be watched night and day Bogged down Face in a...
April’s fool

April’s fool

When I started this journey over 3 years ago I thought I had a noble purpose: to take care of my mother. Caregiving is supposed to be a gift. Countless people said what a ‘good son’ I was, and how fortunate my mom was to have such a son to help her. And now we get to...
A Day in the Life of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

A Day in the Life of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about three years ago. After an extended stay at the hospital and stints in two different rest homes, my mom brought him home to care for him herself. She did this despite warnings that it would be too much for her to handle—even...