Memory poem


I used to have a memory

Or at least, I think I did.

I remembered names of people

And the things that people said.

I remembered going places

And all the folk we met.

But sadly memories now are fading

And  now easy to forget


I forget the names of people

I forget the plans we made

I forget the things I said I’d do

And forget the things I said.

But I’ll never forget the love I feel

Or the emotions deep inside

For those that love me dearly

Will always be at my side.

We all have our melancholy days and should allow ourselves the luxury of accepting them because tomorrow is a new day with new emotions.


In the UK, Forget-Me-Not pin badges are available at your local Homebase, Habitat and Argos stores for a suggested donation of £1 that goes to the Alzheimer’s society.

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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