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Wisconsin Shoreline by Craig Durgy

Durge on January 29, 2012 20:01

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    This is a song that has great meaning to me. My mother suffered with dementia for most of the last 7 or 8 years of her life, and as her only child I became like her parent. Having watched this strange and difficult process, and lived through it with her, I began to write this song. I've tried to capture the emptiness and despair of what dementia, or Alzheimer's, causes its victims. At the same time I wanted to express my vision of her ultimate release from suffering. I hope it offers some comfort and hope for others who have had, or are having such experiences.

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    • Durge
      Durge at 3.24 on March 08, 2014 09:28

      @Chet Guida: I'm glad you got the feeling of it Chet. This one is from personal experience with my mother who passed away four years ago from complications with dementia so it really is from the heart. Thanks.

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    • Durge
      Durge at 2.19 on June 25, 2012 04:13

      @stevelowsongs: I agree, that wouldn't be bad at all! Thanks for the kudos!

    • stevelowsongs
      stevelowsongs at 2.19 on May 05, 2012 05:23

      Sound like Gordon lightfoot - and that can't be bad. This is a good melancholy song. Like that background ahhhhhhhh that comes in. Very effective

    • Nelson Carvalho 2
      Nelson Carvalho 2 on January 31, 2012 03:34

      Wow! What great insight and tenderness in handling this very complex process. Very poignant...and sadly depicts what many dementia/Alzheimer's patient go through. Working in a nursing home, I get to see the many different phases that this particular pathway in life winds. For the patient, the spouse, the family and the neighborhood of friends and staff who witness this demise. How many times do I hear"You should have known him/her a few years ago. It's a shame where he/she is today".

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