Acts of Kindness
Daughter catches moment mom with Alzheimer’s recognizes her in touching video
What a treasure this video is. The look on her face when her mom recognizes her made my heart swell.
Cherie Gozon
09.02.21

Our parents mean a lot to us.

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They’ve provided everything we ever needed since we were young, and even when we grew older.

We’re never too old to be the children that they loved the moment we were born. And as we grow up, we want to repay their love for us by taking care of them.

However, we can’t always protect them.

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They age, and they get sick. They are susceptible to acquiring more critical illnesses as they grow old. One of the severe diseases they can get as they age is Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia.

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There were as many as 5.8 million Americans living with the said disease in 2020.

The first warnings signs occur at the age of 60, and the risk increases as the age progresses.

The most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s are constant mood or behavioral changes, misplacing things, decreased or poor judgment, and memory loss.

Indeed, it is a disease that’s heartbreaking to witness as a child happening to their parents.

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A heartwarming video went viral because something remarkable happened that Alzheimer’s could not stop.

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The video starts with the daughter named Kelly asking her mother if she knows she’s her mama.

The mother said she does, yet Kelly reminds her that she didn’t know who she was just a few moments back.

Kelly repeated her question, and her mother answered affirmatively.

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When asked how come she recognized her, Kelly’s mother replied that she acts like her mama. Kelly laughed a little because she thought her mom was confused. Yet, she did not give up on her mother.

She asked her mom:

“Do you think I will lay here with just anybody?”

To which her mother answered:

“No. I think you’d want to have a love for them if you want to.”

Such a sweet reply, isn’t it?

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This tells us that the love between the mother and daughter was not lost at all. Her mom might not remember her at that point, but she knows Kelly loves her and that she’s someone she loves back.

Once again, Kelly gave it one more try to jog her mother’s memory.

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She asks her momma if she knows who she is. And it was that moment that proved to everyone that Alzheimer’s might take away someone’s memory, but not the bond and love between two people.

The moment her mom replied, “Kelly,” the surprise on her face is priceless.

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The two shared a wonderful moment after that. They exchanged ‘I love you’s,’ and they continued to laugh, wrapped in the joy of that moment.

Kelly is clearly enjoying the moment that her momma finally recognized her.

The video ended with such a heartwarming exchange.

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When her mom said that at times when some of her peers visit, she wonders, “what in the world am I thinking?” Then Kelly asks what she’s thinking at that moment.

Catch their heartwarming exchange in the video below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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