We Live in such a Tiny Bubble……..Poem

A tinkering with words over the weekend which made this a blog for today…..

The smallest bubble of understanding
The smallest bubble of belief
The smallest bubble of those who help
Those who get it
Those who know

We need more to enter our bubble
More to understand
I’d love to see a giant bubble
One that enveloped everyone
Or simply not to need a bubble at all

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone got it and understood dementia………one day…maybe…..one day.

or listen to me reading it here:


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.

12 thoughts on “We Live in such a Tiny Bubble……..Poem

  1. Dear Wendy, it makes me happy to think that my work on translating your book into German might help on this. I love what you are doing, you leave me at awe every single day I sit at my desk translating…

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  2. That’s a lovely poem.On Facebook there are videos of songaminuteman.He’s 80,has dementia and brightens up when singing as he can recall all the words.His son has written a book about his father.Like you he has followers in many countries!

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