A Collection of Work

By Neil Collins – “I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 9 years ago. Poetry is apparently available to me forever. This poetry took me 3 hours to write at the public library.”   Love, life, companionship, happiness, joy, faith, belonging Hopefully,Love...

Loss

By Sheila Neylon, (caregiver to her husband Tom – Tom Neylon taught secondary English for 41 years. He played piano in several bands. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of American Roots music. He was an indefatigable collector of LPs and CDs. Alzheimer’s...

Sorting Teas

By Ellen Zhang, MD – This poem is inspired by my time in the Geriatrics Connection Clinic where I heard stories of elderly people who were both patients and caregivers. One of the participants shared a story that blossomed into the poem that I have shared here. ...

Dialogs with Louise

Over the final two years of his wife’s life, David Weinberg recorded spontaneous comments and dialogs. Some of these comments were said while she was in a dream-like state, sometimes likened to dreaming while awake. Others were in response to hallucinations....

Poetry

Life's Puzzle Pieces By Tom Brodnicki Seeking to be whole,Hoping each piece fits,Fingers picking me upOnly to put me down,Sometimes confusedOn and on…bit by bit. Once I was wholeOr so I believedUntil Lewy arrivedPicking my brain apartPiece by piece – first...

Slow Theft

By Nancy Cherico (Family Caregiver) – Reading and writing poetry helps me through the hard times. As we all know, caregivers have many of those. Somehow, the words on paper or spoken aloud are a comfort. A theft so subtle at first you don’t know you are being...