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Granddaughter serenades dementia-stricken grandma with Whitney Houston song that brings her back
Grandma’s reaction is the best part. 🥺🥺
Safet Satara
01.06.22

Who is the special lady who always has sweets in her pocket, beautiful stories to tell, and a lot of love to share? Yes, grandma is the correct answer. What would you do to make your granny happy, especially if she’s sick?

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We share with you a video of a beautiful lady who went the extra mile to make her grandma smile. The grandmother is sick in bed, she has dementia, but you can see a glimpse of joy in her eyes when her granddaughter begins to sing Whitney Houston’s hit song “I Will Always Love You.” The old lady’s face lit up in an instant.

Taking care of family members with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging, both physically and emotionally.

It’s hard to imagine the pain of seeing that your loved one struggles to remember who you are. That’s one of many terrible signs of dementia: patients’ memories begin to fade away. Moreover, dementia is a brain disorder, and people who suffer from it have difficulties with thinking, communicating, and taking care of themselves.

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The worst part is knowing that your loved one will never go back to the person they were before. You can do nothing about it, except to put on a wide smile and remember everything beautiful you experienced together.

The young lady from the video did the same thing; she smiled at her grandma and asked if grandmother wanted her to sing.

You can see that this young woman adores her nan, she smiles at her with so much warmth, and grandma begins to respond. Despite being tied to the bed, granny reacts to her granddaughter’s offer to sing.

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As soon as the girl mentioned singing, grandma turned towards her and smiled, waving her tired hands in the air. We believe that granny remembered her beloved girl in that short moment of pure love.

“It is going to be lovely, and I can’t wait,” says grandma.

Before her granddaughter begins to sing, the older woman turns towards the camera and explains that her girl has the most beautiful voice. Well, granny was absolutely right. It was clear that the girl has a phenomenal voice as soon as she started singing. Let’s be honest: not everyone can pull of Houston’s 1992 classic hit song “I Will Always Love You.” Nevertheless, the adorable girl did it with so much grace, and her voice is phenomenal.

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You can see that the love for her grandma is her greatest inspiration. Judging by what we saw in the video, grandma regained some old memories. She even remembered part of the lyrics and sang along. We imagine these two singing together when the young woman was just a tiny girl. Music became a special bond for the two of them. Whitney Houston would be incredibly proud.

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“This has to be one of the best things I have ever seen in my life,” says one of YouTube comments.

People who look after someone with dementia needs to be patient, supportive, and optimistic. Remember that anger and aggression start occurring as symptoms in the middle stages of dementia.

Your loved ones might also exhibit compulsive behavior or wander away. It is essential to always keep an eye on people who have dementia. If it’s possible, install locks out of sight. That should prevent patients with dementia from locking themselves in or going away from home.

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When communicating with dementia patients, get their attention, then ask simple questions. Be brave, and listen to your heart. Keep in mind that love comes in different forms, even if it’s trapped inside dementia.

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By Safet Satara
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Safet Satara is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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