One week until the walk...
Thanks so much to all of you who have contributed and helped me surpass my initial goal with a week left in this campaign. My visits home have become more frequent and will continue as my parents home of 36 years is going on the market this week. It's simply not possible for my parents to safely stay there due to my mom's condition so they will relocate to a Retirement Home in the coming months.
I'll definitely be making use of more of the Alzheimer's Association resources in the coming months so many thanks for your generous donations that will go directly to this organization.
And it's gritty and very lo-fi but the spirit is there if you'd like to hear the punk rock song I wrote after I heard about mom's diagnosis. It's a bit dark as initially I was completely shocked and dismayed but we've had some amazing laughs since and the light is always there with the dark and I cherish every visit we have no matter how strange or challenging. You'll have to copy/paste the link: https://holycrapcommunity.bandcamp.com/track/shell-never-forget-me
She'll Never Forget Me
When I got home - I could only scream
Shadowboxed - left right - until I cried
Blasted loud music in my apartment
It shook the walls - the naive old me died
She said the last thing she’ll forget will be her name
But she’ll never forget me
Ghost in the house - but she’s still there
Laughing in flashes - then lost in time
Where did she go - this strange new world
Wish I could kill dementia with this rhyme
She said to me "I forgot my name. Who are you my dear?"
I’m someone who loves you