Nov 28, 2011

Can You See ME? Thoughts From a Person with Dementia

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.

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