Moments of Clarity


Moments of Clarity
Often absent, coalesce
To fleetingly fade

Grandma has dementia, and more often than not can’t remember what she was doing 5 minutes ago, and when we had an appointment with a specialist she couldn’t remember how many grandchildren she has. That appointment with the specialist was a couple of months ago, but at dinner on Sunday she said “didn’t I see a Doctor recently who told me I drink to much sherry?”. Where did that come from? How was that retained?

My Mum has aphasia from a rather severe Stroke, and we had been told that spontaneous recovery happens in the first 6 months and after that it takes a lot of work. Her stroke was almost a year and a half ago and yet in the last month her speech has come on in leaps and bounds, and yet there has not been any extra therapy recently.

The brain is a very strange and unpredictable thing.