her fragile skin fall crackles beneath feet blue eyes question sky hidden behind clouds your arms reach out for emptiness wind blows yesterday’s away our fingers grasp each other another good day *** Working with the elderly is filled with joy and tears. Little bits or progress are a victory. Laughter and friends heal many […]
a grey- haired journey we often stub our toes rattle our mind for memories caregiver regular in tow treasures we seek but little do we find momentary peeks into a treasure filled mind ******* daily routine seasons change as you age digging up treasure Look into the mind of the elderly there are vast […]
More than forty years ago,I took care of my first Alzheimer’s patient. Back then we called a patient confused. The trade marks were the same: little by little the mind ebbs and the memory recedes. I have learned much as I have looked through the window of an elderly person’s life. There is a store […]
I stood on the edge of the universe stars within my grasp reach for them I did I never thought to ask nudging my fingertips a velvety lamb’s ear in an old forgotten grotto nature knows she is here In the expanse of a gallery the paint is still fresh though the paintings are old where I had […]
Sitting in a chair watching the door for days turkey smells are old something in her memory plays closets all are opened every ornament has a place this big house is empty ghosts in too many a space Sitting in a chair she ticks the number of gifts her grandchildren are grown more often she […]
“Hello, Hello in there? My friend Eddie said he got a new head of hair here. I can live without hair, I have a hat. The thing is well things haven’t been working that well since Maude died. Sure they have implants and pills, but what you offer is kinda like a second-hand version of […]
what is left when aging takes it all???
There they were peeking out from under the green foliage red against the green so distinct a little worn but they reminded me of my youth ( laying things here and there) then your smile joined mine for a moment your white hair and wrinkles were no disguise for the young heart hidden in the […]
A last embrace -The poignant end of life for an elderly couple this week .
I cried She all alone I empty hands Other end of a phone *** the aged Fear a lonely end Some strive to help Mission to defend ** you cannot take What little they possess Food on odd days Paying bills is distress ** then it happened I was on the line Facing her struggles […]