A love note and poem for Valentine’s Day……who would have thought that poetry could reach those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia?  The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project out of New York is a unique program created  by poet Gary Glazner.

Simple poetry techniques can be combined with music, art and storytelling to create a new and positive way of communicating with people at all stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementia.  Quality, innovative care for those living with Alzheimer’s provides engagement, positive touch and interaction.  Even for those in late stage Alzheimer’s, smiles, hugs and other non-verbal responses indicate that poetry is having a positive effect! Some families like to work on creating a poem to honour their loved one, providing further engagement Empowering people through artistic stimulation, poetry can “spark memories” and reach people at a deep, often non-verbal level…this is a very special experience.  In honour of Valentine’s Day, a wonderful poem with a cute cartoon that everyone appreciates! xxoo

By Anonymous

Do you carrot all for me?
My heart beets for you,
With your turnip nose
And your radish face,
You are a peach.
If we cantaloupe,
Lettuce marry; Weed make a swell pear.