Lack of Self-Expression

Excerpts from my friend Harry Urban’s blog at http://mythoughtsondementia.com/blog.html .

2015- Jan/25

 Harry Urban

I don’t scream because I can’t, I can’t cry because the tears don’t come.
My Alzheimer’s won’t let me, so I keep them wrapped inside of me.
My care partner lives the luxary of being able to do that.

They can rant and vent about what this disease is doing to them
but I have to suck it up because I no longer have that ability.

I go into my shell …
I can no longer express the words …
I give the false impression that everything is ok
but look into my eyes and you will be able to tell,
they are not.

I’ve reached the point that there is no denying that I have dementia.
I wish I would forget that I can no longer express myself the way I want to.

I know what I want to say but can’t find the words to say it.  Truthful Kindness wonderfully EXPRESSIVE words, Harry! Since your blog will not let me have specific page for each entry, would like to make page on my blog for this one. That will allow monthly newsletter PWD Perspective to pull it individually later this week. Is that okay with you, Harry Urban

January 25 at 7:53amHarry Urban Sure Tru, go ahead.  January 25 at 7:54am .

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