r/Alzheimers – Wake Up & Dance VIII


Hey all.

It's been some time since I've up to date this publish. The journey my spouse and I are on has continued, and has advanced. Get up and Dance shouldn’t be all the time doable as a result of nighttime incontinence has entered our lives.

Nonetheless, I day by day attempt to have a few break instances the place she will be able to stand subsequent to me on the pc and bop to our newest favourite songs. She sits too many hours watching TV, so standing and dancing I really feel is useful to her.

Once we exit strolling on errands, I play songs for her on my iPhone (sure, I'm a type of annoying people who publicly blast music), which helps distract her from any anxiousness she could be feeling.


Previous Wake up and Dance Post I

Wake Up And Dance Post II

Wake Up And Dance Post III

Wake Up And Dance Post IV

Wake Up and Dance Post V

Wake Up And Dance Post VI

Wake Up And Dance Post VII


HIF Biber — Partia I from Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa

I’ve to confess that is my favorite instrumental piece of all time. This recording is what satisfied me to check with the primary violinist on this group. The candy melancholy mixed with the considerate expressions of pleasure by no means stop to amaze me. Remember the fact that that is simply 2 violins, a bass instrument, and a harpsichord, however is sounds a lot fuller.

Eric Clapton — I Shot the Sheriff

Whereas I like Eric Clapton, I don't normally hearken to him. I performed this for my spouse tonight, and was amazed by her response. I'm optimistic she'd by no means heard this efficiency, however she sang alongside, even — and particularly — to his solos.

I felt she was anticipating what notes he was going to play. At the very least she echoed them as he was enjoying them. She is presently having hassle saying in phrases what her wants or needs are, however she responds miraculously to music.

The Peanuts Gang sing 'Make Me Smile' by Chicago

My spouse was delighted by this video, although, as an Argentine, she doesn't actually have the cultural context to really respect it.

That is a type of love songs that’s considerably bittersweet in that it makes me really feel unhappy that the hopes and goals of our later years is not going to come to fruition, but it makes me bear in mind how a lot hope we each had for the longer term.

"I'm so comfortable that you just love me" remains to be true. And he or she does. And I do.

The Beatles — Penny Lane

We're on a Beatles kick currently. Once more, I really like to look at my spouse attempting to sing together with this track.

To not get too technical or something, however the track jogs my memory of my conception of a baroque Allemande. To me, the allemande dance type is a strolling tempo piece of music that, in the perfect of them, simply lays out an off-the-cuff stroll within the countryside, noticing fascinating issues. That is what Penny Lane does. It's a pleasant description of the glory of on a regular basis life.

I need to have moments on a regular basis with my spouse the place I can look again, and smile and respect what we did right this moment.

Don McLean — American Pie

Once I was approaching my teenagers, this track actually gripped me in methods I can’t clarify. My spouse shouldn’t be such a fan, maybe due to the language complexities. However, listening to it all the time brings a tear to my eye.

James Brown — Get On Up

One other considered one of our favourites. It supplies one other catch-phrase I can use with my spouse. When it's time to get away from bed, I sing "Get on up-PAH, get on up up-PAH, get on up-PAH, like sexah machine", whereas all the time makes her snigger.

Paul Simon — Me & Julio on Sesame Street

That is our present favourite. The little woman who sings with him is totally lovable. And I'm discovering that lyrics which have repetition actually energize my spouse to sing alongside too.

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

My spouse has been asking me to play this not less than as soon as a day because it got here out — if no more. It's wonderful to see her face gentle up when she's watching them sing such basic tunes.

The Beatles — Hey Jude

I simply must say that as hetero married man, I discover Paul McCartney on this video completely dreamy. My spouse, alternatively all the time factors out Ringo when she sees him in a video. She positively has a factor for Ringo. I discover it fascinating that years in the past she admitted to hating this track, however now it's considered one of her favourites.

I feel I've talked about it earlier than, however track with repetitive lyrics are all the time a favorite, and the tip of this track positively has that.

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