Inspiring Older Readers

posted on 10 Sep 2019

For Dad : An Alzheimer's Acrostic


(In November 2015 we published Karen Argent's tribute to the role her late father played in making her into a reader.

Now, four years later, through the medium of poetry, she returns to her memories of him in his last years.)














Eddie, Extrovert,


Mum and family, making friends, musical,


Encouraging, enthusiastic, experimental, energetic


Nostalgic, nature -loving, not one to be told, never ready,


Trying hard, tetchy, toilet- trips,


Irritated, isolated,






by Karen Argent

September 2019