Wednesday, February 22, 2012

monostich # 4 - alzheimer's

I have seen how alzheimer's disease attack a person, and it is scary. My grandfather-in-law had it. At first, it was thought that was normal ageing, but things got worse. He forgot his family, even his own name, how to dress properly. Once he locked himself in the toilet and didn't know how to open the door, we had to break the door down to rescue him. He sat or wandered around the house, claimed someone is trying to harm him, or just chuckled to himself. It was pitiful, but mercifully, it was short.

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losing his way his name his dignity he only chuckles.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2012


Susie Clevenger said...

I understand this too well. My mother had Alzheimer's. It broke my heart watching her memory of each of us. As hard as it was to lose her in 2007 I know it was much better for her to find peace.

dsnake1 said...

sorry to hear about your mother's illness. it must have been a tough time, mentally and physically, caring for her during her sickness.