Pray for The Children of a Dementia Parent

February 14, 2011 at 2:27 am 4 comments

When we look into your beautiful eyes

We see what others do not or care not to understand and see

We see you struggling for your life and the sadness we know you feel

After all, we are your daughters and who loves you more than we

We watch your cognitive decline and don’t know how this could happen

Your life is changing and very challenging with every passing day

There is no cure and though we pray there will be one soon

The things that are supposed to be natural are no longer that way

One who’s life was full of laughter, compassion and dreams

Something changed and we saw that your reactions were not quite right

All the doctors’ appointments and medications you need

Sadly, the emotion left your face and your future is no longer bright

We wish we could bring your memories and feelings into today

But with each passing day, we understand that it just can’t be

Your family, job, friends and your art, you can’t remember

We wish we could restore your life and memories for you to see

We truly suffer daily with all your problems

You see, we are the children of a dementia mother

We pray for all those who are suffering like our mother

This prayer is also for the caregiver, child, spouse, sister or brother

By RW and MW


Entry filed under: Alzheimer, Dementia.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ann  |  February 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I loved this poem, it really hits home. I think this is the first of its kind. I cried while reading it, because it is so true and real. THANKS

  • 4. Tara McCabe Casucci  |  September 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I met you and your sister and daughters at the LI Alzheimer’s walk today…it was so nice to meet you…how can we stay in contact, it felt so re assuring to talk to you and realize that I am not going crazy and that it is difficult for the children of Alzheimers/dementia patients to, and dealing with our parents who don’t have it.


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