This blog will be a place to post poetry written by people living with Alzheimer's disease. We will focus on poetry that is created as part of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. We will post information and news about dementia. We hope this blog is of use to the family members who have a loved one with dementia.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lonnie Sue Johnson

Wonderful article in the NY Times today. This quote says so much about people living with cognitive impairment, “She is not an empty shell. There is something about your identity that’s distinct from memory.” So much more heartening than Pat Robertson's recent dust-up on divorcing one's spouse when they have Alzheimer's. Here are a couple of links to Robertson:


New York Times

Below is another of John Fons' poems in tribute to his mother.
In Memory

I love you.
I have always
Loved you.

You are not
With me
Now, but
I know
Your love
Is with
Me always.

We have
Never stopped
Loving one
Another. The
Time of
Our love
Is not
In days
Or weeks
Or years.

Means eternity.
That is love
And love
Weds you
And I

1 comment:

  1. Great poem. Thanks! Please visit or for updated information on Alzheimer's and Dementia.