Alzheimer's: a letter to grandma

Dearest Grandmother,

This disease has affected you, brought you down to the point you have forgotten your

own daughter. We miss you and wish that everyday you are in the Home that one day

you will hopefully remember us. This is an incurable disease and it kills us that the

doctors are helpless to easing the pain you must feel to forget more and more every

day. I burn inside because I am unable to see you, but mom visits you as often as she

can. I may not be able to see you physically, but there is some things I can do: I can

raise awareness for Alzheimer's through my poems, through getting more support for

mom and you as we all work through this. And when your time may come to go Home,

I will grieve for the loss and celebrate your life and know that you are not in pain anymore.

Contained in the dark from us hurts all of us. I can only imagine the amount of upset you

must feel. I present this poem so that everyone who has Alzheimer's or knows someone

who has it, you are not alone, we are all here for each other, and most of all I present

this poem to my mother and grandmother. I miss you all and love you all.



Your youngest daughter



This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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