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Random First Lines:An excerpt from my young adult novel, Speak Up. In this chapter, Melissa, one of the book's seven rotating point-of-view characters, attends her... » Read
By Arturon Gillespie
I have been diagnosed as having borderline dementia. I refuse to give in to this problem, but I may be left with no choice in the end.
Poetry | Updated Jul 2, 2014 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
By Lisa Ayers
This poem is dedicated to anyone who is dealing with this disorder, including someone special to my heart.
By Elton Camp
All that was Lora faded away
Poetry | Updated Feb 7, 2014 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 2
A short story about the love and torment Dementia can bring.
Short Story | Updated Jan 6, 2014 | Reads: 18 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
By Elton Camp
"It's dementia," the doctor said.
By Russ Nielsen
The Lernier family experiences the challenges of caring for an elderly parent. They learn to take joy in those rare moments when their mother's dementia lifts from her mind, and she is able to communicate with them in a coherent fashion.
A young boy who is forced to look after his father who is suffering from Dementia after the death of his mother...
Novel | Updated Aug 18, 2013 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 1
By Chris Bradbury
Personal poem about the avoidance of problems; in this case my mother's dementia.
Poetry | Updated Jul 16, 2013 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 2
It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one decline as dementia ravages his or her mind, robbing him or her of memory, thinking abilities, and judgment. In her touching memoir, I Will Never Forget, Elaine C. Pereira shares the sometimes heartbreaking and occasionally humorous story of her...
Book | Updated Jan 22, 2013 | Reads: 14 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
By Barbara Gode Wiles
A 5000 word short story about my husband's trip into Parkinson's Disease and Dementia at the age of 50 and the effect on his family and friends
Madeline is an elderly woman in a nursing home. Her husband is there with her, and one night he starts acting different. She becomes extremely concerned, and thinks about her life without him.
Short Story | Updated Dec 9, 2012 | Reads: 139 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
The only reason I'm sharing this story is because I'm scared and alone. I need help.
It was a hot, sticky autumn night. I remember the scenery well. A long, winding road. My parents had promised we'd move away. I didn't expect it this far away. I counted the time it took between houses. Each...
A MAN AND HIS MOTHER WITH DEMENTIA.
Poetry | Updated Aug 5, 2012 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Dementia had her in its grasp but she still lived alone and very happy.
Short Story | Updated Apr 26, 2012 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 3
Sometimes, with patience, we can communicate with the dementia patient