My Journey With Dementia
I have written this book in the hope that it may help family members of a Dementia sufferer understand what is going on with their loved one.
It is a very hard journey but hopefully it will help to know many people are in the same position of confusion as you. It was the first time for me and I just didn’t understand what was happening in my life.
I was told to remember it is not really them which I understand but at the time it is extremely hard to comprehend. I was not told what to expect and I wish I had. Maybe because Dementia has a different effect with each sufferer.
By The Author
The Empty Chair
Every morning as I soak up the sun
On my front veranda as I’ve always done
It makes me feel good as my body’s so warm
I nod off with contentment after a yawn.
This is the life on a cool Autumn day
My neighbours walking past always give me a wave
I’m feeling contentment as I’m sitting there
Until I look across at an empty chair.
My mood then changes, my thinking comes back
I’m not so contented as company I lack.
It’s a stark reminder that I’m all alone
My house is a house now, not a home.
I never knew how quickly my life could change
Suddenly it’s different, not the same
In the lounge every evening as I’m sitting there
I feel sad as I look across at an empty chair.
It’s hard to get used to, I can no longer say
“Let’s go out for a drive, go out for the day.”
I would be all alone as I’m driving there
I would again look across at an empty chair.