Alzheimer's Prayer

  1. Alzheimer's Prayer

    Dear Lord, please grant my visitors
    tolerance for my confusion, forgiveness for
    my irrationality and the strength to walk
    with me in the mist of memory my world has
    become.

    Please help them take my hand and stay
    awhile even though I seem unaware of their
    presence...

    Help them to know how their strength and
    loving care will drift slowly into the days
    to came just when I need it most.

    Let them know when I don't recognize them
    that I will...I will...keep their hearts free of
    sorrow for me...for my sorrow, when it
    comes, only lasts a moment.

    And finally God, please let them know how
    very much their visits mean, how even
    through this relentless mystery, I can feel
    their love.
    ~Author Unknown
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    That is very sweet...and sad all at the same time.. Thanks for posting it..!
  4. by   live4today
    Awwww...that was really neat, adrienurse. Wonderfully written, too. :kiss
  5. by   night owl
    We have that prayer posted on the plexi-glass window of the nurses station on our Alzheimer's Unit. I was touched when I read it then as I am now.
  6. by   nursenoelle
    Thank you for this post, I am printing this out for our unit. The families became so discouraged sometimes . This is a lovely poem.
  7. by   Tookie
    Adrienne
    l really feel that when the window of opportunity opens for some of our residents this is what may truly be their thoughts.

    Those windows of opportunity are rare but like a smile of recognition or an appropriate response to a question or comment so rewarding and vaulable and the reasons why we stay

    Great poem = gpoing to the notice baord tommorrow.
    Thank you
    Sandra

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