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Beautiful song reflecting the impact of Alzheimers on families
Margaret Slade
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:49 AM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


 

Our 14 year old daughter recently released this beautiful heartfelt song reflecting the impact Alzheimers/ Dementia Disease has on loved ones . Written by our neighbor, he was inspired by a friend who overheard a gentleman speak about visiting his wife in a Nursing Home. His final words " She may not know who I am , but I know who she is " transpired into this emotional touching song . This song went viral immediately after uploading to facebook and YouTube and we are honored that is has touched the hearts of many resulting in them connecting with us and sharing their stories. My husband and I are healthcare workers who work closely with those affected. I am a Nurse who had an eight year stent as the Unit Coordinator of an Alzheimers/Dementia Unit . My Husband is the Recreation Director of the same nursing home.

We hope that this song continues to have a great deal of meaning for many people and we continue to have stories shared with us.

 https://youtu.be/e5qPsiAzryA

 

 

 


sharon11daugherty
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:10 PM
Joined: 8/6/2015
Posts: 1736


So lovely. I shared on Facebook. Thank you.
Margaret Slade
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:07 AM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


Thank you for your nice comment and sharing to facebook
chrisp1653
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:06 PM
Joined: 1/23/2017
Posts: 1281


Beautiful. A story that needs to told. It reminds me that underneath all of the ugliness that dementia brings to the surface of life is love.
Margaret Slade
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:58 AM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


Thank you Chrisp. I have to agree with you that the writer ( our neighbor) wrote a beautiful story . His lyrics are  so powerful and realistic enabling us all to see and hear the story . As a nurse working closely with those affected, I have seen the reality of this story many times . While memories may fade , love always remains

 


dayofhope
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:48 AM
Joined: 12/6/2012
Posts: 1249


Oh my goodness. That was so touching. A song to remember, there's a little irony in that thought I suppose.

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful, it will follow my heart to the nursing home. Beautiful daughter with talent. Good for her!


Margaret Slade
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:51 PM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


dayofhope . Robyn ( our daughter ) thanks you for your kind words. We are honored to know this song holds a special place in your heart .
ndhme
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:23 PM
Joined: 5/31/2015
Posts: 1156


Absolute beautiful...your daughter is very talented and put so much emotion into the song...I cried through out...thank you Robyn and the writer.
Margaret Slade
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:26 PM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


 ndhme........Robyn and the writer Rob Hickman thank you very much for your kind words.The lyrics are indeed very beautiful and meaningful causing many to cry while they listen. Hugs to you !

 

 


Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 3:38 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


Wow!!!  --Jim
sharon11daugherty
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:04 PM
Joined: 8/6/2015
Posts: 1736


Just posting again so more will listen.
Margaret Slade
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:24 PM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


Thank you Jim
Margaret Slade
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:31 PM
Joined: 2/21/2017
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Thank you Sharon ! Many people have asked us to continue sharing so it will reach more people so thank you for helping us do that
MPSunshine
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 5:51 AM
Joined: 5/21/2016
Posts: 2007


Lovely song incorporating such a favorite verse. That elder gentleman was my dad who went to visit my mom every day no matter where she was -- now he is waiting patiently in heaven for her... Your daughter's gift of singing..... thank you for sharing it!
Margaret Slade
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:55 PM
Joined: 2/21/2017
Posts: 8


Thank you MPSunshine for sharing your story with us and your kind words for our daughter. Hugs to you!