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Dementia

My head is in muddle,
my words are in a blur.
I see things in the shadows,
but nothing is really there.
I have no concept of time,
or even words I have said.
I don’t recognize my children,
which makes me full of dread.
Even worse people don’t understand,
the pure confusion I feel.
I know that I am me,
but “ME” at times seems surreal.
I shout instead of talking,
but my volume is at loud.
I used to be respected,
eloquent and even proud.
Each day I seem to worsen,
falling further than in reach.
I am losing my lifeline,
as quickly I reach the deep.


Copyright Elle Smith 2017

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Date: 6/10/2017 7:11:00 PM
you portrayed this awful condition so well Elle - my mum has memory issues caused by a fall in 2009 and it is quite heartbreaking to see her decline mentally:-( hugs Jan xx
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Elle Smith
Date: 6/11/2017 3:04:00 AM
Jan, yes it is so tough to watch your Mum decline as my Mum suffered with dementia too. I think the toughest part is to watch someone who is your strength, whilst equating them as a lost, frightened lamb and knowing they are still in there too :(
Date: 6/10/2017 1:15:00 PM
Oh, this is so sad Elle, yet so well expressed. The reader can feel it!
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Date: 6/10/2017 2:42:00 PM
Spent some time around people with dementia, so this has allowed me to sense their frustrations and how mentally debilitating this condition is :(