Memories of a Caregiver

Alzheimer’s My love is leaving, slowly, going away, Memory and mind, stealthily, day by day. Alzheimer’s They talk of Amyloid beta and plaque, Macrophages, neurons and genes. But for trying to get my loved one back They ‘re not coming up with the means. Then the Amyloid beta is found in clumps And peptides poke holes in membranes. But for killing bad proteins they’re finding no trumps, Those proteins keep killing our brains. Doctor Alzheimer it was who first spotted Those neurofibrillary tangles. But all they can do is tell you you’ve got it. For a cure they aren’t finding new angles. Alzheimer’s The caregiver learns, slowly, that the role Needs character and love and strength of soul.

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