Grandfather With Dementia Lights Up And Sings Along To John Denver Classic

Grandfather With Dementia Lights Up And Sings Along To John Denver Classic

Make sure your tissues are handy for this following clip. An older man, a grandfather with dementia, lit up when he heard a John Denver classic and sang along, remembering every word.

Life is generally not a fair experience. Everyone will and has encountered rough patches in life. There will be instances that push you to your limit. However, some people are given more than their fair share of hardships, trials and difficulties. 

However, those hardships seem to be more frequent and apparent as people age. Watching someone grow older and suffer from a debilitating disease or condition and knowing there is nothing you can do to relieve their pain has to be one of the worst situations in life. No one wants to see a loved one suffer. We’d do anything to provide them with even the slightest relief. 

A clip posted on social media shows a grandfather and his granddaughter enjoying a car ride together. John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” starts playing seconds into the clip. The timeless tune instantly moves the grandfather as he places his head in his hands.

The rest of the short video is a beautiful, moving and lovely duet. The grandfather and his granddaughter sing the lovely lyrics together. 

“You fill up my senses, like a night in a forest

Like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain

Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean

You fill up my senses; come fill me again”

As the text in the video points out, dementia is a horrible disease. It literally robs loved ones of their memories. But this clip captures a precious moment when a man suffering from that terrible disease connects, for some reason, with the lyrics of a classic song. 

The granddaughter in the clip will cherish and look fondly back upon these moments with her grandfather for the rest of her life. 

Job 12:12 “Old men have wisdom, and a long life gives knowledge.”

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