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Son Records Heartbreaking Conversation With Mom Who Has Alzheimer’s

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Earlier this year a video of Joe Fraley singing to his mother went viral. Fraley’s mom has Alzheimer’s, and he captured the touching moment prior to moving her into an assisted living facility. He also filmed several other conversations with his mom during the transition period, which he’s sharing to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and show what it’s really like caring for those with the heartbreaking disease.

In the video below, Fraley talks with his mom, and she appears confused and distracted. “What I’m upset about is that I’m scared,” she whispers to him.

Fraley repeatedly tells his mom everything is going to be OK, while rubbing her back and holding her hand. “I’m sorry, I’m real scared,” she says again.

“I love you mom,” Fraley says. “Don’t ever be scared.”

I realize how disturbing this video can be to watch,” Fraley wrote on his YouTube page. “She now can no longer talk or walk. I think it’s important to raise awareness of this disease. So I posted it.”

In an update on the family’s GoFundMe page posted about a year ago, he noted his mom “has been experiencing hallucinations, cannot recognize us, will not eat, sleeps most of the time, and is combative.”

“You know what a loving, kind and blissful soul our mom was, and so it is clear the disease has a strong hold of her,” he added.

h/t Metro

Originally published: December 10, 2015
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