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Something stole my Mama’s mind

It is not often that the family members dealing with Dementia or Alzhiemer’s  get to tell the story from their perspective,so I would like to thank Tom and Barb Webber for bringing this touching song to my attention.

Something Stole My Mama’s Mind

Words and music by Barb Webber

Written in 1997

c.2000 Barbara T. Webber


She walks in the world of the living dead.

Pieces of thoughts float through her head.

Twenty-five degrees out and she’s running down the street.

Her coat’s in the shower, there’s no shoes on her feet.



        Something stole, something stole,

        something stole my mama’s mind,

        and I don’t like what it left behind.


She calls out for Papa, begs him to come.

Where has he gone now, what has he done.

Someone tells her he’s long gone, she breaks down and cries.

Oh my poor mama, grief is frozen in her eyes.  Refrain


A lifetime of memories  withered on the vine

Faces in photographs, names lost for all of time.

Time has no meaning, no future no past.

Tell me how long this prison’s gonna last.    Refrain


She sits near the window in her favorite rocking chair.

She looks like an angel, the sun shining in her hair.

I’m an orphan with a parent, and I’m on my knees to pray,

Oh my sweet Jesus, touch my mama’s mind today.    Refrain

Tom and Barb are a singer/songwriter duo that have been performing since the late 1980’s.If you would like to listen to this song,or another of their fine recordings go to:


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4 Responses

  1. First of all, thanks for commenting on my post and saying “thank you for posting”, because it’s always nice to get some good response 🙂

    Secondly, this was a fascinating post by you, though it may not be your own words, it’s, like you in a different way said, rare to get the Alzheimer’s story from the inside, and Alzheimer’s is in a way fascinating, though I hope I’ll never get it myself, it’s kind of a wake-up-call to be thinking that you might some day just lose some of your most precious memories.

    • Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check out the blog..it really meand a lot to me 🙂

  2. aww.. this touched my heart. very sad 😦 my heart goes out to everyone going through this experience. i hope i never have to.

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment and check out the blog,it means a lot to me!!

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