Gramps Suspender Dance Video {Dementia Diaries}

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Good morning! I am a bit under the weather today but wanted to share this cute video I made of my grandfather yesterday morning. It’s not great quality as I just kind of grabbed it on the fly as he was coming inside. My dad suggested he put a pair of suspenders on to hold up his pants.

I couldn’t help but laugh to myself when I saw them.

Right before this video, he was insisting that someone stole his 8 wooden paper towel holders from his workshop and was freaking out. Nobody stole them. He probably just thinks he made them and he didn’t.

After 10 minutes of him insisting I go help him find the missing paper towel holders, I said, “what’s up with the suspenders?” (trying to change the subject)

He said, “oh your father put them on me this morning.” Then he did a little dance and laughed at himself.

I laughed and said, “wait, I need to get that on video.”

Gramp Suspender Video / Dementia Diaries

He rolled his eyes and said, “oh for the blog!?” (He likes the blog. haha)

Something that started as him being mad and frustrated quickly turned into a memory that I will always remember. This video makes me (and the rest of my family) laugh every time we watch it. This video is my real gramp. The gramp that is silly and likes to be funny. The gramp that I have always known. I prefer to see these moments vs. the crazed angry ones that are fueled by his dementia and alzheimer’s. You can read more cute stories on our about us page under Dementia Diaries.

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  1. Both of my parents had dementia. My dads was from several small strokes that he suffered. My moms was DLB type. Enjoy these moments with your grandparents and keep your humor for sure. Your posts on this subject ad having a record for yourself and your loved ones is great. Thank you for this, it brings back memories of fun times with my parents.

    1. Aww thanks Judy! Sometimes it’s kinda sad but I know someday, I will be glad to have a journal of everything 🙂

  2. Awe Jessica, This did give me a chuckle, but also tears. I love seeing a smile on your grandpas face. They said my mom had dementia, but at 94 I believe she was just forgetful. Shoot, I’m in my late 50’s and I’m forgetful! Thank you for sharing. These are memories you’ll always cherish.
    Hope you feel better.

  3. I need to make a video of my 90 year old father-in-law. That is a wonderful memory to watch. Last year after a fall and rehab I drove him to see his wife who had a broken hip and was in rehab. After we got way across town he got out of the car with only one house shoe on so he took off the one and went inside in his socks. First thing she noticed when we walked in. Good time.

    1. haha that is funny! When the crazyness is happening it seems so nuts but everyone says, “you will always look back and remember those times and giggle.” 🙂

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