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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TimeSlips ON-LINE!

Many people are familiar with Anne Basting's amazing TimeSlips story telling project. She and her team have been hard at work for the last year or so building a user friendly web version of the project. Here is what Anne writes:

"The new storytelling software is playful and easy to use. I think you'll like it.

Here's how:

-sign up (it's free!)
-Click Start a Story and play with the story software (you can invite friends to tell stories with you!)
-Send stories to your FB page, or email them to friends.

2) Send a personal email to friends you think might love this site.
3) Put a short blurb about the new site on your blog or into your newsletter.
4) Tell groups you're leading about the site as a resource.

I can't thank you enough. I feel like we have an amazing tool to give people - to let the joy of imagination brighten their lives."

Please give TimeSlips new tool a try!

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