'It will always remind you of us, when you were born and the memories you made with me,' she explained.
Time well spent with a loved one is a memory to be cherished forever. People try to make the most of their time with their parents cause life comes with uncertainty. This was beautifully depicted by a 17-year-old, who decided to surprise her father suffering from Alzheimer's with a preciously symbolic tattoo. A video clip posted by @isabel.no.uh on TikTok received almost 8 million views. The overlay text reads, "Showing my dad the tattoo I got for him after his Alzheimer's diagnosis." In the video, Isabel hides the tattoo from her dad and says, "I got a tattoo and it's actually for you. I designed it a couple of months ago when I was at school."
She then reveals the tattoo and points at the "'52" while explaining, "It's your birth year '52 and it's two waves." She then points at the smaller wave and says, "One is me " and points at the bigger wave while saying "One is you. Do you know why?" She emphasize "the wave" so he could recollect their beautiful memory. After a few seconds, she explains the heartwarming reason behind creating this design. "It's because we went sailing and you taught me how to sail. It's my favorite memory with you. It's on my arm because it'll never fade and you'll always remember it every day you see me. It will always remind you of us, when you were born and the memories you made with me." The father melts down and they embrace each other.
The wholesome moment between the daughter and the dad warmed the hearts of viewers. "He loves you so much this is adorable I'm crying," commented @j1yaa. "Omg this is the purest thing ever," added @sherlyn.aavalos. "Omg! I am crying. Your pain is palpable. When I was your age, a brain tumor took my mom from me. He will always be with you sweet girl…I promise," shared @cassidy.2468. Alzheimer's and other dementias affect 55 million people worldwide. Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia, characterized by symptoms such as memory loss and inability to recall.
Oh, Dad, I missed you so much. #endalz 💜— David A. Gregory (@davidagreg) February 25, 2023
He said the words “I love you” to me for the first time in four years. These little bursts of clarity are the greatest gifts. ❤️🙏🏽
🎥: my deeply supportive and loving wife @thejennoble
Juanita y Lupita, muchisimas gracias 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/hgBBnDAp8Q
It is heartbreaking for a child to see their parent forget them. Another video shows a man named David entering the house and greeting his father, who has Alzheimer's. He asks Wayne, his father, if he can hug him, and Wayne agrees. Furthermore, Wayne says "I love you" to his son after nearly four years, which made David extremely emotional and overwhelmed. "He said the words 'I love you' to me for the first time in four years. These little bursts of clarity are the greatest gifts," he wrote alongside the video.
David shared with Goodnewscorrespondent, "My dad Wayne has been almost non-verbal for a little while now, but thanks to some great caretakers, he’s been thriving." Loved ones of Alzheimer's patients frequently face significant emotional, physical, and financial challenges. Caring for a family member with Alzheimer's can be a full-time job that requires a significant amount of time and energy.