Jun 15, 2012

Two Months Before Dotty Went to Heaven, A Wonderful Surprise

Two months before Dotty went to Heaven she delivered a wonderful surprise.

Two Months Before Dotty Went to Heaven, A Wonderful Surprise
This is the coloring pad
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

The background. Our friend Jeannemarie came to visit. She bought Dotty a coloring pad and some colored pencils. She took Dotty outside with the intention of working with her. After she laid out all the material, she left to take a phone call.

The next thing I knew, Jeannemarie ran in the door and told me to grab the video camera.

There sat Dotty, two colored coordinated pencils in her hands, and she was coloring away. The biggest surprise to me was the way Dotty switched seamlessly from one color pencil to the other.

Dotty had not colored in many many years. More than ten for sure. This time around, she just grabbed the pencils and started on her own.

In the video you can see the pencils in Dotty's hand; and,watch her color. As always, she has something to say. Oh Dotty.

If you watch this video closely I think you will be fascinated by the entire dynamic. I was.

I am now getting a lot of questions about Dotty. Why didn't she forget me? Why could she still read? The list goes on and on.

If you have a question use our contact page and send it to me.

If you don't see the video, or if you would like to view more Dotty videos, go here.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. 

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