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It’s a New Age for old age

I can remember when I first witnessed ‘old age’; it’s not up there with my other ‘firsts’ including first kiss (that was pretty disgusting & put me off the whole thing for a long time) or first time on a plane, … Continue reading

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Where has my father gone? The dementia took him.

The non-italic lines represent my father’s rational & coherent thoughts The italic lines represent the dementia taking hold “Please don’t let them take me”. Quick call the police, we’re being murdered in our beds. “I know I’m losing my marbles” … Continue reading

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Dementia? Perhaps death is the preferable alternative.

I visited my father today and after 10 minutes left him alone and returned to my car in the car park in floods of tears. A huge argument? A big family bust up? I think I would have preferred either, … Continue reading

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A poem dedicated to all fathers suffering from dementia

To Remember all Fathers as They Were I remember the day When you were not far away; It never entered my mind That one day I’d find All the treasures we shared, To show that we cared, Would be buried … Continue reading

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For all of us involved. Dementia sucks.

Dementia sucks. The person you love and know, The person who saw you grow, The person who moulded your mind Is fumbling for sense they can’t find. The simplest of words soon evade The everyday life that they made. The … Continue reading

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