A journey in time with Alzheimer's

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Holding the Fort

Kaleidoscope … auras … all colors ‘n hues
Kindness ‘n smiles … chase away … Lady Blues
Dark colors suppressed … it’s now … Lucy’s day
Enjoying … sunshine … bright colors … display
A whisper in time … Blue gives … a non smile
Bright colors fade … Lady Blue … beguiles
Challenging … times … needless to say
Holding the fort … while Lucy’s … away.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 23, 2014

Unlock Misery

Lucid Lucy … positive you … happier thoughts … no hindsight blues
Can’t erase … can’t undo … eyes forward … smiles ensue
Lady Blue … opposite way … morbid thoughts … thru the day
Worries … frets ‘n stews … feeds … sad … Lady Blue
Patience wane … frustration grows … escalation … caregiver woes
Distractions failed … where’s the key … unlock Blue’s … misery
Wait … protect … no confrontation … acts of kindness in succession
Sometimes sleep … scares her away … awakens … Lucy … hooray!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 15, 2014

Gotcha

Unrest … every day … burdens stay
Helplessness … frightens … you
Obsessing thoughts … Lady Blue
Weakness … draining … sad adieu
Unsteady gait … overcoming you
Suspicious nature blocks your view
Lost time … can’t unwind … pause
Sparkling eyes … sometimes a smile
Thoughtfulness stays … awhile
Love the sunshine, … yes you do
Gotcha Mother! … I see you!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ July 12, 2014

Polka Dots

Talk to … the wall … you say
Hurry Sis … don’t delay
I’m thinking … you’re in … disarray
I hear nothing  … no way
Hallucinations … call the shots
Hit ‘n  miss  … polka dots
You’re adamant … this I know
I’m holding on … won’t let you go
Circuits … tangles … webs
Clusters … bred … in your head
Hard … to be … in your realm
Lady Blue’s … at the helm
I want to say … I hear … I do
But … can’t  …  just watching you.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ June 4, 2014

 

 

 

Moody Blues

 

Walking in … bar the doors!
Sad Sadie‘s here! Need say more?
Eyeing me … suspiciously
I want to … turn ’n flee
I sit and smile, she not  … to me
Then … she’s gone … up and flees
I see you Mom!  Lucy’s here
Changes …  the … atmosphere
But close behind … yep … Lady Blue
Takes over … in spite of you
Emotionally … you’re locking horns
Draining … leaves you  … forlorn
I’m thinking … soon  they’ll  go away
Then Momma and me  … rule the day!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ May 30, 2014

 

Double Trouble

Double trouble … déjà vu
I think I see another you
Sometimes dons Lady Blue
Then Lucy smiles at you
Could it be … is it true
My heads …  spinning
Another you … at me grinning
She’s gentle … kind … then
Can be mean … when others
Dispute … her demean.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 25, 2014

 

Steady As You Go

Visiting Mom … I see you there
Calm …  sad … blank stare
Just … wanting … to be alone
Another touches …  you
Now … you’re … in a stew
Smoldering anger …  Lady Blue?
Caregivers … Johnny on the spot
Save the day … bad episode … NOT
Adrenaline high … now low
Crisis averted … steady as you go!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ April 5, 2014

Wheels Keep Rolling

 

Wheels rolling … windy … breezes howl
Abyss … filling … confusion on the prowl
Lucid Lucy’s driving … Blue flags her down
Lucy stops to help … Blue flings her to the ground
Lucy falls prey … “waiting for time”
Blue’s ranting “the time is mine”
Lady Blue … vulnerable … Lucy steals the day
She never stays long … Blue chases her away
Now … Blue’s in the driver’s seat
She quick … doesn’t dawdle
Steaming  ahead … full throttle!

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ March 22, 2014

Sparring

Misunderstanding … lock ‘n key
Done nothing wrong … said to me
Short term memory … no fun
You were gone … on the run
Couldn’t find you … far or near
Looked … so long … dreadful fear
Hard to believe … only last year!
Lady Blue … angry … mean
Wants a boss … to intervene
No one … understands
Wants answers … on demand
Lucid Lucy … saves the day
Even she’s … in disarray
Memory problems there too
But … refreshing break from
L.A.D.Y. B.L.U.E.
On we go … from here to there
You’re clueless … unaware
Why you are … where you are
Bracing … for another … spar.

Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ February 19, 2014

Chasing … Lady Blue Away

I stopped by the Nursing Home to see Mother this morning.  There sat Lady Blue on the edge of her bed getting an x-ray of her left wrist (broken from a fall a few weeks ago and now wears a short cast).    Her face told the story.   What in the world are you doing and why me?  Well, afterwards, I said  Hi Mom,  she’s disgruntled so I put clothes in her closet I’d  laundered and helped   make her bed.  She hates help.  But, she takes more from me since living here, than she ever did at my home, so I take advantage of it!  How about a shower (she’s been refusing the staff when they offer)?   Nope, too cold!  We’d go to a warm room with warm water and I’ll help.   No, well maybe.   So we gather stuff and go to the shower, (she actually used her new blue walker)  and wash head to toe.   After drying her hair and having her 10:00 snack (you guessed it,  milk and a chocolate bar), I took her new scarves out of the dresser drawer that her sister Patricia made for her and we talked about how pretty they were.   She said she’d like to thank her,  so I dialed  Aunt Pat and they talked.   Mom  smiled and laughed.  A  good visit … I SEE YOU MOM.

Caring Is Sharing/ February 11, 2014

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