I have been his full time care giver since my mom passed 6 years ago. His Alzheimer's/dementia was in a moderate stage most of this time but since the broken hip and surgery then rehab (about 3 weeks) his mental status has declined incredibly. This once vibrant , social , talkative individual able to watch and understand movies or conversations now barely speaks and when he does its that of a child. He's been home now for 2 weeks and its gotten a little better. The health care individuals all tell me this is normal and say he might get it back or he might not. His hip has healed perfectly, in fact he's already completely off the pain meds. Unfortunately this incident has left him incontinent , which was not a problem before. Just was hoping for some feed back on similar situations.
His mind is filled with anger,
You can imagine why.
Everyone he see's is a stranger,
Every memory is a lie.
Familiar is an unknown word,
Remember is one too.
Except ,at times when a song is heard,
But even those become few.
Attention fades in an instant,
Because his brain won't allow.
He is somewhat like an infant,
Except he will never learn how.
You'll forever try to reach him,
Hoping that each day is the day.
Yet his light will continue to dim,
Until it eventually fades away .