Episode #6 - I wasn't expecting this today. It turned out to be the worst day of my life

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Joe Joe : The support from everyone is overwhelming. Thank you so much everyone for your comments and encouraging words. I know I was asking a lot of questions but I was in a panic thinking she didn't know who I was. This was the first time I realized she might not know who I am. All I wanted her to say was she knew I was her Son, but those words never came out.

tankmaster1018 : I visited my Grandmother today at the nursing home to try to surprise her for Easter. She has had Alzheimer's for a few years but I had no idea how far it had progressed, and experienced one of the biggest reality checks today so far in my life... She had absolutely no idea who I was, and even more devastating was the fact that she seemed scared by me since I was just so much larger then she was. I tried to go for a walk with her outdoors and she just started crying uncontrollably repeating she "just can't do this anymore" and telling me to leave her alone. It fucking snapped my heart in two man... I literally had to get a nurse to watch her while I went to the bathroom and just lost it for a few minutes. The feeling of watching someone who used to love you and know so much about you just look at you completely blankly, with absolutely no recognition or even worse, fear is just the most heart wrenching thing I have ever gone through in my 24 years. And this is my grandmother... I can't even imagine if being your mother. I thought being buried alive or drowning was my greatest fear. Not anymore, now its developing Alzheimer's myself or ever worse, having my parents develop it and watching it strip them of everything that defined them until nothing is left. I am so sorry man. I can't even imagine the strength it took to record and post this. You have my never ending respect man and I hope you are doing okay. Never realized how devastating Dementia related conditions were until it happened to my family too...

semika green : no matter what's going on she knows when her baby is sad

Ashley Caissie : Omg I feel so bad for u... I cried while I watched this 😢

Stefan Vasic : "how did we meet?" "in school?" Man.. that is so sad ...

SmarterEveryDay : It took great personal courage to post this video. It also helped me, so thank you. I have a family member with dimentia and this made me realize I might not have as many good days with their mind left as I thought. Thank you, and I'm sorry for your loss.

Jamie Kate Adoc : I'm sorry you have to go through this. I am a nurse caring for dementia patients and it's heartbreaking for me to see them decline. I see them on their good and bad days. But to see it from a family member's perspective is more heartbreaking. I'm praying for you and your family. Stay strong :)

Amie S : your mom might be forgetting who is who, but she's a smart cookie. she knows when her son is lying to her

Lystra Lewis : I'm so sorry, I know exactly what this feels like. Thank you so much for sharing, my mother is going through the same thing. Her alzheimer's hasn't progressed as quickly as your mothers, but I've been using pure coconut oil, garlic and alkaline water with her for quite a while, it seems to be slowing the progression a bit but she still has her moments when she spaces out and does not know where she is. I give her a lot of cross word puzzles to do & try to keep her as active as I can, I'm her sole caregiver, I cannot afford nursing at this time, but there's the internet so I've made a few changes to her diet, the brain needs fatty acids, fresh fish, vegetables and juice as many fruits as you can, greens. Remove anything with carbonated water, aspartame or msg... There is no cure for this disease.... its hard watching her slowly slipping away but I'm seeing much better results than when she was on Aric'ept, Nam8enda etc (not trying to get sued) Anyway, give her more natural stuff, our bodies were not designed to absorb all these chemicals on daily basis & continue making her as comfortable as you can. Even in your moment of weakness you gave me strength I AM NOT ALONE, WE ARE NOT ALONE!!! honor thy parents.... IDK if you believe in God but I'm an only child & prayer was & is the only thing that gives me strength ... stay strong my brother, care for her as she did you... THANKS AGAIN!

Blackwood : "Crying is not a sign of weakness. Since the day we were born, crying was always been a sign that we're alive." Stay strong my friend! This video touched my heart...

Holly A : I saw a documentary about music and memories. It's really good. They played songs from the person's past and even the most far gone dementia sufferers suddenly came out with stories they remembered from the time they heard the songs. Worth a try ☺️it's a lovely documentary. Wishing you and your family all the best, Joe.

Mary Carlone : I’m having a Molly day. I miss her. Now she knows who you are from Heaven. 🦋

Slava mih : Держись мужик

sandraenglandful : This was really hard to watch, bless all of you❤️ it makes me miss my Mommy so much😔

Dom Sansotta : I don’t see how he’s so strong and able to hold it in like it’s nothing if my mom went thought that is id be so devastated Joey keep your head up I know Something like this has gotta bs hard on you and the rest of your family what you’re going through I couldn’t even imagine god with you and your family

ItsKelsiesLife : 💔 this absolutely broke my heart. Prayers for your family

Gemma Watson : Your mother is so lucky to have you. Breaks my heart to see such a lovely lady with such an awful illness. Never forget how much she loves you. Having had family members with Dementia I know how hard and sad it is to watch someone you love go through it. Sending love and prayers to you from the UK. xx

Инко гнито : мне 25 лет, я смотрел и плакал :( Бедолага парень

68 k9613862 : Who put the onion here :(

Cara Michelle : My heart goes out to you and your beautiful mother. This was one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever watched. You can see the love she has for you in her eyes...hold on to that because as the dementia takes her brain, you will never lose her love.

patrickJMT : Oh man, I watched the whole thing. When she started rubbing your arm at around the 21 minute mark, I lost it. Hang in there brother. I hope you both stay strong. Cherish the love and memories that you have and know that she still loves you, there is no doubt about that.

MJ M : Your mum knows who you are in her heart. I can see the love she has for you Joey. Her tender mothers touch. Take care of yourself Joey x

Holly Hocks : Even though she can’t quite remember where you fit in her memory she still feels love towards you and reached out several times to touch you. Memories are like chasing smoke for people with dementia. You are a good son

Cody Cahill : WoW This is so heart braking. I have to give it up to Joey for being such a strong individual. But I can see the pain and hurt in his eyes.

SomO865 : Thank you for sharing this. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer but he still remembers most stuffs just getting slower and slower. I know he will eventually forget us. This vdo helps me make decision to pack up and move back with my parents. I have my own house and everything, but my parents have been wanting to move back in with them. I always reluctant. Since i saw this vdo, i know i should make the best of our time left with them especially my Dad. Thanks

Gina Darling : Fucking hell, man. My heart breaks for you. But please understand that her heart still remembers that it loves you dearly.

Rasuki : Русские имеются?)

Rachel Chen : Just stay with her, chat with her, NO more questions. Just accept she wont remember any. She in peace, and u need that too.

Sam Jacks : Брат. Привет тебе из России. Мы с тобой!

sam : i finished watching this video an hour ago and im still crying my eyes out all i want to do is give this man a huge huge hug. my heart goes out to u joe and ur poor mum. god bless u and ur family/ xxx

melani sander : she may not recognise you but her heart trusts you. underneath deep inside that is still there. mothers love is instinctive. it never goes away.

Summer ThymeGonzalez : She knows you are her baby, a part of her essence. That’s why she keeps telling you she loves you so much. She just doesn’t understand the concept of son or father or sister for that matter. It’s more of a language problem she is having trouble with. But believe me, how can she ever “forget” you? You are a wonderful person.

Ромашка ТВ : Господи Боже. Такого даже самому заклятому врагу не пожелаешь. Только вчера с мамой поругались, а вроде такой пустяк был... Цените ваших родных и близких, никто не знает, что может случиться с ними. Держись, не унывай. Самое главное, что она ещё жива. Мы с тобой, всё будет хорошо😭💕

Bine : watching your Video and cried a lots of tears...send 1000 hugs from Germany

Josua : this broke my hard i cryed while whatching this video. i am so sorry for you but thanks to share this with us it will change the way how i look at my mother. thank you

GimR's Lab : My mother suffers from Dementia via Alzheimer's. She hasn't forgotten me yet though & I don't know how anyone can prepare for that to happen. Sending love from MD

lisa _82 : I know I'm late to the party but it seems very clear that she knows who you are and how you fit in to each other's lives, and that she hasn't forgotten who you but what a child is and how having children relates to her. She loves you so much and through all your heartache during this difficult interaction that was most clear. The way she looks at you is enviable. I wish you and your lovely Mother all the best x

Кот Show : Don't cry! Good luck for you and your mother.

Tasha Raeshawn : This is heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing this journey and being so transparent. God bless you!

Death Ful : Whoever dislike these video you are a heartless fool

BurtDude : really sorry you have to go through this Joe. Wish you and your family the best.

JustinFTW1234 : what's the point of dislikes ?!?

Mr. Samurai : *Держись братан,она в скором времени снова спомнит кто ты*

Psalmuel Schon-Meier : The heart of a Mother remembers what the mind forgets.. Amidst all the confusion- she never fails to show and express her love.

Annette Crifasi : Even in her condition she still shows emphathy asking if your crying....and that shows your mom is still in there.

а б : Конечно, это очень тяжело. Берегите себя!

IW Nunn : I've been binge watching these episodes. Think I need a break. Too much. Heart wrenching

Terra Riley : Why don't you answer her when she asks who you are and etc.? No attitude or disrespect at ALL. But you could tell her you're upset because you're her son. Tell her the truth?

Neil Mark Beltran : hey joe! sorry if its late but it's still there. Words of affirmation does not merely signifies a mother's love but what is truly in her hearth. That's irreplaceable no matter what and I have seen that in this episode. And i think the care is what any mother's love stands for and not totally the words we seek sometimes. We are all so used and we take it for granted as well when we are called son or daughter, but what truly counts is the mother's care and she cares for you Joe despite of her dementia. My advice is keep having coffee dates with your mom as often as possible. Caffeine is good for the brain. and also don't hurt yourself. If you know its going the wrong way, don't let it. Stimulate her knowledge instead of allowing it to hurt you. I know it's hard but have optimism when that happens. And trust in Him Joe, don't handle everything in your own. Give it all to Him when it is too much for you to handle. If you ever feel that there is something wrong in what i have said to you as an advice, it was not my intention. I knew it must be really really hard for you and I just wanted to help. I will be praying for you and your mother.

denis dralec : This is......painful. But look at 20:42-20:45 "I'm not worried, I just want you to be happy". Why on earth would she care about happiness of a person she doesn't know ?? As someone before me has said - her heart knows.