Sunday, March 13, 2011

"More There"


By Max Wallack
Alzheimer's Reading Room

"More There"

Are you more there
Than it does appear?
Do I see a tear
For the burden you bear?

We all get hope when you remember.
Clinging to your spirit, there’s a burning ember,
Your desire to care and communicate,
To share our joy, or just commiserate.

Sometimes I see your fleeting smile,
And I know you’re there for a little while.
It’s a task for me to ascertain
How I can make “more there” remain.





Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.


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