EDNA DEETER: Dementia

I get mad at him
I blame him
Sometimes I can barely tolerate him

Then, I have to remember
He has dementia
He can’t always help what he says or does.

When he’s rude, annoying, overbearing
I have to remind myself
To have patience.

He has dementia.
What’s my excuse?


Edna Deeter is an American freelance writer. She is currently living with her husband who is suffering from dementia.


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