Her brain lingers.
Tries to recall the thread.
But she’s stuck.
Her tongue fumbles.
Later she excuses herself saying
My brain , , , it
. . . stuck
we – – –
But that was in 2017.
He’ll visit again tomorrow.
Her brain lingers.
Lillian, this is filled with such poignancy and longing. You’ve captured the emotions so well.
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I’m fortunate not to have faced this devastating disease with any of my family. But several of my friends have faced this with one or more parent. So very hard.
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Yes, it truly is such a devastating disease.
Sad what Dementia does to us humans
Have a good week
It is indeed.
Such truth here. My mother tried so hard to stay in touch. I saw a note written on her wall calendar on a day long past “This is today”. I was overwhelmed with sadness.
Loved the sense of humor in this one: bittersweet but hopeful I’d say,
This is sad and full of longing. Dementia is so sad to experience up close, how sad and bewildered the sufferer seem. Lost somewhere outside of time as they previously knew it.
My maternal grandmother is said to have had Alzheimer (they didn’t diagnose it back then) and the few memories I have of her have always made me fear inheriting it.
😦 Sad but beautifully written. Effective use of ellipses.
How sad but beautifully captured Lillian.
Oh, Lillian, my heart is in my throat…both my mother-in-law and my father passed of Alzhiemers’ dementia
My grandmother suffered from dementia, I feel your words! 💕
No words, except sigh.
Such a heartbreaking disease, robbing us of our memories and personality, and robbing loved ones of their loved ones. Well described, Lillian.
So, sad. I’m glad it’s not about your parents, Lillian.
This is so moving, and your use of the punctuation marks gives exactly the feeling.
This can be so hard. I have seen family members suffering. Very poignant write.
Oh yes I do remember those conversations I had with my mother while we still could.
Punctuation for the win 😃