Check Those Signs

poetic2984 By poetic2984, 8th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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As we age, there are signs that may alert us and those present that something is amiss.

Check Those Signs

This most certainly as we age is grave concern and a bother
When we see the increasing cases of those with Alzheimer
Seeing people who were once so pleasant and vivacious
Feeling now so useless; and not know who to trust.

What great pains, to see someone so brilliant and so intelligent
Very articulate a source of information, so refreshingly present
Demonstrating a condition, that will affect you even more
When in their very house can’t find the way to the front door.

Then what about a moment when you get them into a conversation
All is going well, then suddenly in this session, like for no reason
There is this sudden lapse on to people and things of the past
An event to which the can easily relate to, at last.

Something there is an event, that indicate that early sign
But those around, may think it trivial and cast it from the mind
Perhaps so much engrossed in the world of current technology
So no attention is paid to the family member’s failing mental faculty.

Later surprise, shock and pain will be all that grace the face
When it is discovered that the person can’t tie the shoe lace
Or this too may even touch them deep and to the bone
When the person start to wander away from home

So those who have anyone living who may be aged
Kindly do not take them or anything for granted
Spend time with them talking, playing games and even just company
Making sure, that they are in a ready state and being contemporary.

Be happy if around the home they are doing chores, as an activity
Walk with them and even admire the external scenery
A look at nature inhaling the aromatic flowers, and the natural beauty
Then later some wonder word and cross word puzzles, for things mentally.


Alzheimers Disease, Depleting Memory, Forgetting, Lost, Past, Wander

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Positive, realistic, My area is mainly poetry.Like to think that my poetry generates some food for thought, and some inspiration.I like to walk, read, think and enjoy the beauty in others as well as that of the surroundings. I work in the Health Indu...(more)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Jul 2011 (#)

Great poem. Thanks for the share, poetic2984.

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author avatar Songbird B
8th Jul 2011 (#)

This really touched me, Poetic. Alzheimers is such a cruel disease that bit by bit takes away the one you love... A powerful share and insight..

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author avatar Retired
8th Jul 2011 (#)

Touching is sad to watch those we love slowly drifting away....

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author avatar Denise O
9th Jul 2011 (#)

I now the signs, sadly. My father in law had alzheimers, it was so hard watching my husband, watch his father as he would drift. Just so sad. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Retired
10th Jul 2011 (#)

A perfect poetic description of "the long good-bye." Thank you.

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