Imagine…….Poem revisited

I wrote this for World Alzheimers day 2018….since nothing has changed and we seem no nearer to the elusive cure, I thought it worthwhile repeating on this World Alzheimer’s week….

I sit here as me
The me that was
The confident me
The working me
The dementia free me

My thoughts razor sharp
My head is clear
My mind no longer confused
No longer slow and tired
No more worries for those close and dear

I sit here today and the world understands
No one questions, no one cries
The elusive cure has finally arrived
And so the world is free
Of this tragic disease

I sit here and wake and sadly
It was all a dream…….

Chosen this song simply because of the title and I love it….


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. 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.

4 thoughts on “Imagine…….Poem revisited

  1. Dear Wendy, recently I have read various journals that all seem to agree on one reason for no cure and no new meds in 30 years: They have been focusing on the wrong thing, amyloid is not the cause, these journals go into detail about how any scientist that did not focus on amyloid would not get any money, grants, speaking engagements, or any opportunities to advance his/her research. They call it an “amyloid mafia”, that is, unless you say that you are targeting amyloid, then you are out! This has caused many discouraged researchers to leave the field, or worse yet, cave in and follow the amyloid dead end trail. Thankfully a few are persisting in their quest and maybe in 10 years we might have some results. A real shame, it won’t help us, but maybe there is hope for our sons and daughters. 😔

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