Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A beautiful story

My Dad's birthday is next week, he'll be turning 84. My Dad has Alzheimer's disease.

This picture was taken a few years ago, when he was more "himself". He now lives in a nursing home, and maybe wonders why he's there. Who knows, Alzheimer's has taken him away from us.

I recently came across this beautiful story of a son's love for his father with dementia. It's a wonderful story about how much we care for each other. Of course, it reminds me of my own family who look after my own Dad.

It's written and photographed by Philip Toledano, here's the link to his website: Mr Toledano.

I love how he is so gentle with his Dad, and clearly loves him so much. Stories are meant to be told, and this one is a beautiful tribute to all of us who are touched by Alzheimer's and dementia.


  1. This is an amazing story that I think everyone should read/see. Excellent, thanks for posting.

  2. my grandpa had alzheimer's and dementia. it was awful. just awful. i could go on and on, but i won't. :[

  3. wait. i left things on a downer note, so i will try and fix that.

    my grandpa (alzheimer's & dementia) and my grandma were living together in a tiny assisted living facility (or whatever you call them). EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, my grandpa tell my grandma to pack up her bags, as they were making a run for it. lol. the caretakers had bolts and locks GALORE trying to keep my grandparents from running away. sad, but kind of funny. :]

  4. thanks for the kind words... i know alzheimer's is about as bad as it can be. but it's those funny moments that we have to find humor and laugh at anything we can. i love your grandpa's spirit!