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Alzheimer’s Disease – A Poem From The Other Side


Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death.

Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer’s can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Alzheimer’s is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.

As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death.

Alzheimer’s disease is known for placing a great burden on caregivers; the pressures can be wide-ranging, involving social, psychological, physical, and economic elements of the caregiver’s life. In developed countries, AD is one of the most costly diseases to society.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month.




All my memories packed in the closet

and an enveloped knowing of the past.

Struggling on a road with strange corners.

I seek a reason that has a right to last.







Muted prayers as if HE sees no worth.

Of an unknown guilt, I am just a mark.

Inside the cold walls of mirrored assistance,

living in numb corridors of brightness and dark.









I know I made it so far with some hope.

Can’t remember how beautiful it was.

Just a living bundle of wait for the inevitable.

How would it end – laden with such flaws?









  1. drsuraiyanasim
    September 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Kudos to you!!! Very tenderly written potraying the exact emotions of helplesness.
    You are a magician here weaving your truth in such a delicate way…”All my memories packed in the closet…and an enveloped knowing of the past”…it pierces and plunges deep into the core of the heart.

    • September 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      I just tried to be honest. Life is not always with a satisfying reason. Thank you 🙂

  2. September 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    the vicariousness here is appreciable!

    Very nice post!

    • September 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you sir. Glad you liked it.

  3. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    September 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    your gift to stand in shoes of others
    and share their voice of silence giving it sound
    is beautiful….
    Thank you for being you
    Take Care…

    • September 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you for supporting the cause ma’am

  4. September 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Ah! Sensitive topic, handled very maturely sir.

  5. September 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

    You can emote anyone’s feelings in your words… The exact sensitivity is balanced everywhere.

    • September 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Wonderful..thank you !

  6. September 22, 2012 at 5:15 am


    • September 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Ahh..family..all well I believe

  7. September 26, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Lovely. very detailed & loving

    • September 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

      You got it figured out for me too in those three words…thank you !

  8. Broken Crockery
    August 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I hope we could be the same to them as they were to us; when we didn’t know any of us or them. When we had tiny hands and no voice, when we were strangers to the world and the world was to us, they held our hands and let us see, speak, understand the world through them… they spent a life time to make us understand the world and gave the most pleasing memories of our lives; Can’t we make a new memory every day, for them as an effort to repay the IMMENSE, they gave us and they are still giving us.. Love can overpower the most terminal sickness too.. let them be kids now..

    • August 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Seldom you find a comment that actually tells the story behind your post…Thank you Pooja for sharing and caring for the cause…has to be from someone who reads Amrita Pritam !

  9. Broken Crockery
    August 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    • August 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      aakhraan di taakat likney aaliyaan te zyada padhne aaleyaan te jazbaataan te nirbhar kardi e….gar tuhande akhar kisoyein dilon chuein to eh sirf jazbaataan di jeet hoaandi e…

      Happy Blogging !

  10. August 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Strong opening. Creative. Bravo.

    And you plan to catch Benson Henderson?

    • September 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      err…I’m sorry but Pettis was kind of my fav too !

      Henderson had a good game plan – wrestle n clinch – but just not his day today !

      • September 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        No need to apologize. I can’t describe how sleep-deprived I was when I decided to bite the bullet and stumble out to catch the fight on the big screen at our gym. Oh well, at least I got home fast.

      • September 2, 2013 at 8:31 am

        yup..me too managed jst 2hrs sleep before the event !

        Bendo will come back no doubt..but reality is tht the sport gets fed up with champs who always stay on top..they want them to fall from top spot n have a Rocky like fairy tale…BJ Penn had been do inconsistent yet hall of fame for sure !

  1. October 29, 2012 at 6:27 am

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