Dementia Flower is called Forget-me-not (Myosotis, from the Greek “mouse’s ear”)
What Does the Forget Me Not Flower Mean?
- True and undying love
- Remembrance during partings or after death
- A connection that lasts through time
- Fidelity and loyalty in a relationship, despite separation or other challenges
- Reminders of your favorite memories or time together with another person
- Growing affection between two people
- Honoring the Armenian Genocide
- Helping patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Caring for the poor, disabled, and needy
The Forget Me Not Flower’s Message Is…
Take the time to remember those you love, even if they’re still with you right now. Make memories that last and extend your caring to those that need it the most. Respect the dead and make sure their stories are still being told to future generations.
Symbolism of the Forget Me Not Flower
Since the Germans coined the most common name used for this flower, it’s natural that there’s a myth of two lovers walking along the Danube River first seeing the bright blue blossoms. The man retrieved the flowers for the woman, but he was swept away by the river and told her not to forget him as he floated away. Whether the story is true or not, it’s certainly made the Forget Me Not a lasting symbol of remembrance. It’s also been adopted as a symbol by the Freemasons who faced persecution for their beliefs, and represents the Armenian Genocide that started in 1915. The Alzheimer’s Society uses it as an icon to raise awareness for the disease and support for caretakers. While the Forget Me Not has played a big role in Europe and America over the last few hundred years, it’s still relatively rarely used in other cultures.
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