Five Minutes Later

Five minutes later

You hear a noise and you are awakened, startled.  You look around the room but can’t place where you are.  There are people in the room whom you don’t recognize.  Fear rises in your chest.  You try to move, but movement causes pain.  You realize your body is not responding to the commands of your brain.  Your heartbeat quickens, you know you are in danger, but you are helpless.  You are frightened, but your confusion is even more terrifying.  You not only don’t know where you are, you don’t know where you are supposed to be. You don’t know why your body is in pain.  Your memory has failed you.  Your body has failed you.

Five minutes later, this happens again.

Five minutes later, this happens again.

Five minutes later, this  happens again.

This is the reality of an Alzheimer’s victim who is suffering from an injury they don’t remember they have.

They are not the only one who is helpless.  Their loved ones are helpless as well.  Relief is only momentary.  For five minutes later, this happens again.

http://www.theresadodaro.com   Author of The Tin Box Trilogy

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