The things she’s forgotten

How to tell time.

Clock

What she had for dinner.

Dinner options

The house she lived in for thirty-four years, where she raised her children.

House

The names of her grandchildren … or even that she has grandchildren.

Grandchildren

Whether it’s morning or night.

Sun                       Moon

What she just said, three minutes before.

mom talking 2

What she just heard me say, thirty seconds before.

mom listening3

And lots of other things. As she forgets, I grieve over losing parts of her.

But sometimes she remembers again, and I get confused. Have I lost her, or haven’t I? Alzheimer’s may be decimating my mom’s brain, but it’s messing around with my mind, too.

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About daughter3

My mom has Alzheimer's disease. She's 89 and lives in a nursing home. She has three daughters. I'm her youngest.
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2 Responses to The things she’s forgotten

  1. LYDIA says:

    D WORLD CAN TELL HW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR MUM.

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