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Remember

Pray for me I was once like you
Be kind and loving to me that’s how I would have treated you
Remember I was once someone’s parent or spouse
I had a life and a dream for the future
Speak to me; I can hear you even if I don’t
understand what you are saying
Speak to me of things in my past of which I can still relate
Be considerate of me, my days are such a struggle
Think of my feelings because I still have them and
can feel pain. Treat me with respect because
I would have treated you that way
Think of how I was before I got Alzheimer’s
I was full of life; I had a life, laughed and loved you
Think of how I am now, my disease distorts
my thinking, my feelings, and my ability to respond
but I still love you even if I can’t tell you
Think about my future because I used too
Remember I was full of hope for the future just like you are now
Think how it would be to have things locked in your mind
and can’t let them out
I need you to understand and not blame me but Alzheimer’s
I still need the compassion and the touching and
most of all I still need you to love me
Keep me in your prayers because I am between life and death
The love you give will be a blessing from God and both of
us will live forever
How you live and what you do today will always be remembered
in the heart of the Alzheimer’s Patient

By
Carolyn Haynali
3/10/00
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Carolyn Haynali

Last Modified May 25, 2009 @ 8:17 am
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