Can You See ME?
I am sitting here with my eyes open, though you speak as if I am not here.I am here! Can't you see me?I AM still in here!
Touch me with your hand, Please, my skin still feels. Rub my arm and pat my hand. I CAN feel you. I long for human contact.I AM in here.
Talk to me. I am alone and isolated in this chair. I am lonely but I cannot tell you. I feel helpless, I can't move by myself.
I sit here all day with no stimulation, only the sound of alarms and intercoms.I am bored! PLEASE TALK TO ME!
This poem was written by Anne Marie a woman suffering from dementia. The poem was sent to us by Judy Berry, Lakeview Ranch.
The poem is fascinating and enlightening.
It caught my attention for an additional reason.
On January 11, 2010, I posted my own poem.
I see you
I know you're in there
I'm here with you
Comments and reactions welcome.
Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,880 articles with more than 95,100 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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