November 14, 2019

What is it like to lose a loved one with dementia?

Paula McGiffen, 24

This piece of work is a poem reflecting on my experience of losing my grandfather to dementia when I was a child. In this piece I reflect on how the illness effected my family and myself, as well as what it was like for a child to be in a nursing home. The poem also examines the importance of memory and the frailty of life.

In Memory, 2019