Great Grandfather With Dementia Cries Tears Of Joy Meeting Great Grandchild

Great Grandfather With Dementia Cries Tears Of Joy Meeting Great Grandchild

Dementia, for many, can be a serious and confusing struggle, not only for those afflicted but also for the people in their lives. But even those struggling the most can find beauty and joy in a new life on Earth. You may tear up when you see this great grandfather with dementia meet his great-grandchild for the very first time.

Dementia is a degenerative set of symptoms that affect the brain and can make day-to-day life progressively more difficult. Dementia is a common affliction, with about fifty-million cases worldwide, and is usually the long-term effect of physical diseases that damage our brains’ neurons and pathways.

While researchers are still trying to determine the exact causes of dementia, studies show a life of routine exercise and a good diet are the best things a person can do to prevent the symptoms of dementia, and in most cases, can drastically extend the lifespan of a person experiencing dementia.

In this video which was shared on Facebook, an elderly man that has been living with dementia was brought to tears when he got to see his newborn great-grandson for the first time.

The experience was so emotional for him that he began to cry when he finally got to hold the baby boy in his arms. With a smile on his face, and tears in his eyes the man gazes down at the newborn in his arms and tells his family, “Pretty wonderful!” to which his family confirms “Yeah, he is huh?”

While dementia can feel like an uphill battle for many, the moments of pure joy that inevitably shine through can give someone a reason to keep pushing forward.

"But Jesus said, Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." Matthew 19:14

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