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Son, What is That?

Father and son on park bench in the distance. Father asks, "What is that?"
POWERFUL, MEANINGFUL, SHORT FILM - This little movie will move you in a wonderful way. It's about a son, his father with dementia, and the incredible power of love. (Video)
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Cheryl
Cheryl
January 18, 2013 3:16 pm

So beautiful. Thank you.

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June 19, 2015 2:14 pm

this is just what a small part dementia is yes people get up set with you from all this can make you do it takes people a way from it makes it hard for people to be with you it makes it very hard for some to work with you I ways told from some people and I ways just told that but for now she keeps coming back fay roy

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Unknown
November 11, 2013 10:47 pm

so very moving and scary for the father x

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November 12, 2013 2:48 am

Heartfelt lesson here. Thank you.

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November 13, 2013 5:11 pm

A heart tugging view of the truth!

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April 14, 2014 7:12 pm

Crying as I'm watching this…..I remember the feelings while raising my beautiful three children, and now, the feelings with my elderly mom……so sad!!

Unknown
Unknown
April 16, 2014 9:23 am

Couldn't hold back the tears. My dear mama does the same as the father in the film. I have learned to become more patient in my replies, however hearing the son read out his father's words I recall how patient mama was teaching me new things and answering my questions as I was growing up.

Thank you for such a reminder, it teaches empathy, something we could all do with learning.

michelerae53
michelerae53
Reply to  Unknown
May 17, 2015 2:48 pm

I can't stop crying now. I went through this with my mom when she had lung cancer and dementia and now I care for my dad. Why do I get sooo frustrated when he can't remember how to turn correctly with his walker to sit on his bed or when he gets his afternoon sun-downers. Intellectually i know what is going on, but I guess I am just so tired. Please God help me remember to be patient and kind. I feel so bad when I act like the man in this video. Bless all the caregivers.

Unknown
Unknown
October 21, 2014 2:14 am

Very touching. My dad, who passed away in Aug 2013 also had dementia. We did our research and knew more or less what to expect. He had good days and bad days but we are glad that we loved him with all of our being and beyond his illness. All 7 adult children and our mother took care of him till the last moments in hospice care in my parents home.

Unknown
Unknown
October 27, 2014 9:57 pm

Brought a tear to my eye

Unknown
Unknown
January 3, 2015 7:41 pm

REALLY TOUCHING!: I have read I'm still here by John Zeisel, Alzheimer's from the Inside Out by Richard Taylor and many more, but I believe that nothing can be more appealing than this short movie. It shows, in essence, what this human being really needs, from everyone, to deal with their disease, love, tenderness, empathy (not sympathy) and quality of life. Don't we all?

Debbie
Debbie
May 17, 2015 5:27 pm

Really awesome thank you for sharing, it is hard to understand dementia or explain to anybody what one of your parent's are going through, my step dad knows my mother has Dementia and I have explained to him 100's of times what my mother is going through but he still gets mad at her everyday. Dementia is a cruel disease and all the person with Dementia / Alzheimer's wants is to be loved and have quality of life while they still around. A plenty of patience, a hug and a smile goes a long way <3

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sdixon4747@gmail.com
May 17, 2015 10:09 pm

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me…

Unknown
Unknown
May 23, 2015 10:22 am

I'm amazed that the father even remembered the book and where to find it.

pauley
pauley
June 18, 2015 7:54 pm

moving.

Kevin
Kevin
February 19, 2024 1:54 am
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Patience is all I can say now. My wife of 20 years has Alzheimer’s she is 59 we r in the very beginning stages. I’m 57 I have learned to be very patient and understanding .I pray to God every day that he gives me the strength I need and her to .We r taking Leqembi

pat
pat
February 26, 2024 2:04 am
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Absolutely beautiful and poignant. Thank you for making my day.

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