He is declining, day by day-
No anger outburst since Mothers Day!
He has been twice a week at Silverado to stay-
He has given them a bad time-no matter what they do or say?
He will not say a work all the day long-
Other times he will murmur for 8 hours like a song!
He has trouble getting up from a chair-
He is unsteady & wants to know that I am there.
When he goes for a walk there is nothing he does lack-
However when he returns he leans to the left & back.
I feed him his pills one at a time-
He cannot hold them – what a crime.
He talks to the mirror & says “How are you?”
If that makes him happy – I’m happy too!
I often change his shirt during the night-
He sweats & wakes up looking a fright.
The kitchen & bathroom he cannot find-
Nor does he realize where he has just dined.
Sometimes he stutters & can’t get his words out-
He gets frustrated & remains silent or he will shout.
He gets up often – 1-5 times a night-
He needs help or the bathroom is a sight.
He likes his food cut up – his fork to enable.
A lot of his meal ends up on the table.
Changing his clothes leaves him feeling bleak-
Challenging just like his shower twice a week.
Yes, he is failing – that is how alzheimers works-
So I just accept him as he is – with many quirks.