A journey in time with Alzheimer's

Chocolate Stash

When shopping for food
No matter where
You want chocolate
And lots to spare.

I say, we’ve plenty
You deny such
How could I know
So much.

You are a tad angry
This I see
Because you do not
Remember…oh me!

So we get more
The stock pile rises

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 29, 2012

Mother loves chocolate bars….she consumes hundreds of calories daily. She eats little food, lots of chocolate. I was distraught at one point and in an Alzheimer’s seminar,  I asked Doctors about her eating and they said give her what she wants…I had tried to hold back the chocolate bars and she had lost weight,  so,  I just give her what she wants, putting down a feeding tube is not an option.   We siblings just want her  comfortable,  so chocolate bars it is.  Her Doctor visits show a normal glucose level, go figure.  When she has a glass of milk in one hand and a chocolate bar in the other, she’s a happy camper! …So you know I know my way to the grocery store blind folded. ….smile….sg

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