Friday, March 10, 2017

I play a track from the past, a Dean Martin song and miraculously, Dave starts to sing along,

Friends, ilovedinomartin takes on a much more somber tone this day as we share with you a short portion from the blog, "a life more complicated - Dementia – a personal journal of coping with a sufferer.  The blog author states the purpose of her writings in this way: "This is my impression of living with dementia, a world of fog, loss of insight and an overwhelming feeling of isolation. My husband and I have been coping with this for the last 5 – 6 years and these blogs are my attempt at explaining how this has affected us both."

Today we share the last paragraph from her March 9, 2017 post, "Still here," where she speaks of bringing in "some different music" for her husband to listen to, "partly because I wanted to see if he would respond differently."   And, the noteworthy news, in this most difficult situation health situation that this couple finds themselves in is that, as you will read below, her husband had an amazing response to hearing Dino's singing!  As you will note, the wife uses the term "miraculously" to her husband's reaction to hearing our Dino.

We have often spoke before of the transforming power of our Dino and today's posting is vital verification of that tremendous truth.  We thank the writer of "a life more complicated" for sharing this both heart wrenching as well as heartwarming story with her readership.  To read the whole blog post in it's original source, simply clicks on the title of today's sharing.

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Life goes on, each visit much the same as the last. I took in some different music, partly because I was fed up with repeatedly hearing the same Carpenters CD urging everyone to sleep incessantly and partly because I wanted to see if he would respond differently. I play a track from the past, a Dean Martin song and miraculously, Dave starts to sing along, it really was strange to hear his voice after all this time. So I spent the whole of that visit singing to him and the carers were joining in, it was a blessed relief from the usual routine.


Always On Watch said...

Apparently, Dave's Dino memories have outlasted a lot of his other memories. Dino somehow brightened Dave's day -- despite all the neurological odds against any such brightening.

Thank you, DMP, for sharing this story with us.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie,likes Miss AOW as usual, you are most welcome. ilovedinomartin is completely committed to chroniclin' the breath and length of the on-goin' transformational power of our Dino. Keeps lovin' our most most beloved Dino!

Danny G. said...

I've been readin' 'bout the power of music havin' these results lately & this is actually the 3rd time I've heard of our Dino bein' the voice & memory to bring these people back...for awhile anyway. So very cool how our pal has left his mark etched into the deepest parts of their minds. A true blessin' for their families, I'm sure. Thanks for sharin', DMP!