I have started reading blogs by others involved in caring for or living with dementia. It is good for me to see things from their perspectives. Every now and then I read something which really touches and moves me. Here is one such entry from Kate Bransford’s blog ‘Dealing with Dementia’.
Do not ask me to remember, don’t try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you’re with me, kiss my cheek and hold my hand.
I’m confused beyond your concept, I’m sad and sick and lost. All I know is that I need you, to be with me at all cost.
Do not lose your patience with me, do not scold or curse or cry, I can’t help the way I’m acting, I can’t be different through I try.
Just remember that I need you, that the best of me is gone. Please don’t fail to stand beside me, love me ’til my life is gone.
If that doesn’t bring a tear to the eye I don’t know what will.