Alzheimer’s Ocean by Blair Gaulton

Alzheimer’s Ocean
Swept far from shore;
lost in a fog,
nothing is clear.
Suddenly sun appears;
you recognize everything,
and know where you are.
Fog returns, you’ve lost your way;
until sun returns another day.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Apr 2015

Encounter With Alzheimers by Blair Gaulton

Encounter With Alzheimers
Empty look
worried face
looks at everyone
sitting near her place
asking us all
who are you?
why are you here?
tears fill our eyes
we do our best to remind her
who we are
why we have come
some of us from afar
because we all love her.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Mar 2015

Thoughts about Alzheimers by Blair Gaulton

Thoughts about Alzheimers
When memories
are gone
faded away
will that make you happier?
or feel depleted
confused
free
You do not recognize anyone
or remember anything
I don’t know about you
It sounds frightening to me
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Feb 2015

Battling Alzheimers by Blair Gaulton

Battling Alzheimers
Your memories fade like a sun set
leaving us scrambling
in the dark
working to remind you
of all the love,happiness and sunshine
you brought in to this world
it is hard to see you like this
dissappearing before our eyes
we realize you no longer know
who we are
telling you often
showing our love
when you remember
we are happy.
(C)BJG (Blair Gaulton)Feb 2015

Music and Alzheimers

Music is powerful. It connects us to our memories and the emotions it brings. This association; once it is formed  stays with us for the rest of our lives. Recently, I read an article about music helping people with Alzheimers to remember things. I believe it. I have had relatives with Alzheimers and listening to music they loved did seem to make their memory better afterwards for a period of time. This is very encouraging, and should be studied further to see if it could be incorporated into future therapy for people with Alzheimers. Who knows where this could lead? I am hopeful that this will contribute to new insight into the brain and slowing down the development of Alzheimers.