Son’s Beautiful Song Soothes His Mother With Alzheimer’s Disease


Joe Fraley’s mother has Alzheimer’s disease. In the video below, as she grapples with the confusion and frustration that comes with this form of dementia, her son calmly reassures her through his words and his music.

Who are we now? I don’t understand,” she says in the video below. “I’m getting very confused.”

“It’s OK, everything is going to be OK, all right?” he replies, while strumming the guitar. “I promise.”

Fraley recorded the video before his mother was moved into an assisted living facility, according to the Youtube description. The video now has more than a million shares.

Thank you everyone so much for such kind words,” the Youtube description says. “I hope this video promotes awareness of this horrible disease… and encourages people to give their parents a big hug.”

Watch the moving interaction in the video below: 

To hear more of Joe Fraley’s music, go here.

Want to celebrate the human spirit? Like us on Facebook.

And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.

TOPICS
,
JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Related to Alzheimer's Disease

I Hope All Therapists Give This to the Patients They Work With

Dear Doctor, I don’t know where to start… We’ve come a long way. As you remember, when I was 4, I was diagnosed with autism. Looking back at it now 22 years later, I can attribute my progress to my work with some of the best speech therapists, the best occupational therapists and the best [...]

This Blind and Deaf Drummer Refuses to Accept Limitations

Vaughn Brown is deaf and blind. He’s also a percussionist and music educator. Brown, 27, lost his hearing when he was less than a year old to a life-threatening illness, according to The Columbian. Then, at age 4, he began losing his eyesight due to a genetic condition. Despite all the physical challenges he’s faced, he [...]

Watch This 5-Year-Old Deaf Boy Hear His Mother’s Voice for the First Time

David Orekhov, 5, has autism and is also deaf, according to KMBZ News. Recently, his family made the decision to give David cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that, after being surgically implanted under the skin, can help provide a sense of sound to people who are severely hard-of-hearing or deaf, according [...]

How We’re Weathering the Storm of Our Children’s Terrifying Diagnosis

She laid back on my lap, shirtless and limp, her torso pressed against mine, her skin warm under my hands as I rested them on her soft baby skin, trying to keep her from slipping off my lap. We’d been in the doctor’s office for hours at an appointment we’d anticipated for well over a year. [...]