A contagious video on social media where a 90 -year -old woman with dementia recognizes her son. The man came to surprise his mother on his 90th birthday but surprised himself when he recognized her.
The video was shared on Instagram by “Good News Correspondent” with the caption: “My brother surprised mom on his 90th birthday.”
The video begins with a man knocking on the door and his mother is sitting on the couch. After greeting each other, he asked how it was, and he replied in a sincere voice, “I’m fine, thank you.”
The man then asked her, “Know me who I am?” “Joey, you’re my Joey,” the woman said with a glowing face.
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“I love you my Joey,” he said again while holding the man’s face in the palm of his hand.
This video has received 2,800 likes and over 25,000 views so far.
“I would faint from crying,” one user commented on the post.
“OH GOD. I cried seeing the way he told it. You, my Joey. U feel & hear the love in his voice. God bless him,” commented the second user.
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“Amazed many of us can relate to this. A very special moment,” commented another Instagram user.
Watching your parents grow up and become like the children they once cared for is heartbreaking. But this is called the circle of life. And conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s make it worse.
But moments like these warm your heart and fill your heart with sweet memories.
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More than 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It is a progressive or chronic condition that leads to a decline in cognitive function. Dementia affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The only thing that can be given to a dementia patient is care and support from people around.