More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. That’s five million people who wake with a diminishing memory. And more than five million caregivers who wake to a new behavior or decline to adjust to.
We’re all aware of sundowner’s syndrome, when our loved ones become agitated and confused toward later afternoons. But, mornings are also a time of yearning for normality or maybe it’s a yearning for purpose and usefulness.
Let’s get started on our poetry journey. Write a poem about morning.
Whether it’s morning depression or it’s your worry about your loved one or how you perceive them to be feeling.
All the promises of time shine
through the pastel curtains she
designed one upon a time when
she could remember how to finish
Now she stares until dusk without
ever seeing dawn or a promise
Now, it’s your turn. You can share yours here. Or post a link. And if you just want to participate privately, that’s okay, too. We write to make sense of our world. Write Away.