Grandma With Alzheimer's Touches And Studies Her Granddaughter's Face So She Can Remember Her
November 23, 2018 18:23 By Mambee
A grandmother was determined not to forget her granddaughter's face so she decided to take some time to touch it and commit it to memory
A lady named Maria shared the video on Twitter of this moment and in the caption, she explained why her 'Abuela' who had Alzheimer's was running her hands over her face so she would not forget her granddaughter.
Mi abuela en todos los momentos de plena lucidez tiene la necesidad de tocarme todas las facciones de la cara y cuando acaba me dice “no quiero olvidarte”. Consegui grabar una de esas veces.💙 pic.twitter.com/U3SrYVmzX1— Ma®ia (@maariia017) November 19, 2018
In the 30-second clip, Milagros studied Maria's features even though she had seen it countless times. This is because there is a risk that Milagros could forget as the older woman's disease progressed.
You can also tell that Maria was only too happy to oblige her grandma. The lady had a big smile on her face and seemed quite thrilled to enjoy her Abuela's lucid moments. The video she shared online soon went viral with many people either relating to what Maria was feeling or sending her some love during this difficult time.
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In an interview, Maria revealed that her grandmother had studied her face like that before. When Milagros then started doing it for the fifth time, the granddaughter decided to record the moment. Maria mentioned that her grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014 and it had been quite a tough journey.
The Spanish student said that when she first heard about Milagros' illness, it was devastating but at the time, things were not so obviously bad. However, in recent months, the disease had gotten worse and the whole family had been struggling with it.
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During her full moments of lucidity, Maria said, her grandmother got the desire to touch her facial features and when she was done, she would tell the young lady;
I do not want to forget you.
She said she never expected the video to go viral. The only reason she chose to share it was to keep a memory that she considered very tender and showed affection and love. She had planned to simply show it to her Twitter followers but so far, she has been receiving tons of messages from strangers from all over the world who are offering words of encouragement. Maria said the feedback she got has been comforting.