Alzheimer’s and dementia may rob many things of a patient but it can never take away a lifetime of love and companionship.
Joshua Pettit, whose TikTok account currently has over 300,000 followers, has been chronicling life with his mom, Betty, who has end stage Alzheimer’s disease. His videos of caring for Betty amidst her ever-increasing memory loss are both tender and enlightening.
In the video below, Joshua Pettit’s mom has just finished breakfast with her longtime husband, Bob, when Josh points to his dad’s apron. On it is a beautiful photograph of their wedding day from many years ago. When quized on who is who, Betty immediately recognizes her husband, but has no idea the bride is herself.
When Betty was asked why she remembers him and not herself, she leans into her husband and sweetly says, “He’s my guy.”
It’s simply too sweet for this world, folks.
Watch this unbelievably heartwarming moment in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
@joshpet He’s my guy! #endalz #alzheimer #alzheimers #alzheimersawareness #alzheimerscaregiver ♬ original sound – JoshPet