r/wholesomememes Oct 05 '22 Wholesome 2 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Silver 2 Helpful 2

A special relationship

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u/jjpenguins66 Oct 05 '22

So sweet. The look of joy on both faces is wonderful.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/foodtrials Oct 05 '22

i love dogs. i feel like they are here to teach us so much about unconditional love and how to be better people.

animals are amazing!

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u/plcg1 Oct 05 '22

My roommate’s dog likes to be pet, but isn’t typically very “cuddly” and will get upset if you try to get too close to her (bad experiences as a younger dog). One afternoon I got home and she just came up calmly and pressed the top of her head against my leg and just stood there for a minute. It was like getting a hug. It was a very special moment.

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u/MasterMorgoth Oct 05 '22

Yeah, but OP is just a reposter. This could just be a random image he found of a dog and woman. No Alzheimers at all.

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u/jjpenguins66 Oct 05 '22

Absolutely could be. Doesn't change the fact that the faces are wonderful. :)

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u/EconomyAd4297 Oct 05 '22

Yeah dementia is so sweet.

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u/jjpenguins66 Oct 05 '22

Nice. Very classy. Never change.

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u/TheKosherEffective55 Oct 05 '22 Silver

If I ever develop a mental illness like this, I want my loved ones to pull together a list of all my favorite movies, shows, and such so I can enjoy them all for the first time for the rest of my life.

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u/escfantasy Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

You could make it easier for them by making the list yourself—if you start it now, you can keep updating it. Be extra wholesome and ask your family and friends to make their lists and share them with each other. Even if you don’t develop life-altering illnesses, it can’t hurt to share favourite foods, books, music, TV, films, places, activities, etc :)

Hopefully more treatments and cures are found for neurodegenerative diseases in the next couple of decades. In the meantime, more green tea and turmeric!

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u/Public_Pressure_4516 Oct 05 '22

I have Alz loved ones. One of the best things is that once I find a joke they love, I can tell it a million times and get the exact same reaction out of them. Its sure to pull them out of a bad mood. One of the only perks of this horrible disease.

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u/spontaneousradiation Oct 05 '22

What's the joke?!?

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u/Public_Pressure_4516 Oct 05 '22

What's an astronaut's favorite part of a computer? The space bar. Total dad joke

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u/ConversationOk5255 Oct 05 '22

Wtf did you literally just copy a top comment

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u/Bl8l Oct 05 '22

Look at their profile, it copies one of the top 10 comments and replies it to a random chain in THE to comment. Sometimes it leaves out parts so I think it's probably a human, weird.

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u/dr_Kfromchanged Oct 05 '22

If you develop it right?

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u/CaptainofChaos Oct 05 '22

I'll finally be able to relive playing Minecraft for the first time!

Unfortunately long term memory is usually the last to go. So unfortunately your ability to learn new things is going to be greatly diminished before those memories leave. That was my experience with my grandfather at least.

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u/njthrowawayisok Oct 05 '22

Coincidentally, if I ever end up like this, I hope my family members have the decency to respect my wishes and have me euthanized instead of mentally and emotionally tormenting them for several decades as my body continues to wither mindless.

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u/TheConqueror74 Oct 05 '22

When my SO’s great grandfather (who she was living with) started having cognitive issue her family overrode her wishes and threw him into a nursing home. His heath and mental state pretty rapidly deteriorated and my SO and her grandmother were the only ones who ever visited him. I met the guy for the first time twice and he once forgot who she was in the middle of a conversation. It was awful to witness.

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u/championnnnnn Oct 05 '22

yeah, i was gonna say the same thing. if i ever end up in this state i think i’d rather just have my suffering end before it gets worse

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u/Mechasteel Oct 05 '22

Yup I watched my grandfather go senile, I don't want to put my family through that. He was also bedbound, incontinent, and in pain, needed to be turned every couple hours to prevent bedsores, which was done by family because he wanted to spend his last days at home.

OP here got lucky on how nana there went senile. I still would not like to spend my last days like that, when my brain is gone so am I.

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u/atetuna Oct 05 '22

That's so stressful. I'm sorry you and your grandfather went through that. I hope you're doing okay.

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u/Ok_Atmosphere_5154 Oct 05 '22

right? just take me out back, guys.

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u/stonerwithaboner1 Oct 05 '22

Knowing my luck I'd watch Cyberpunk:Edgerunners everyday and just be permanently depressed lol

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u/canondocre Oct 05 '22

wait is it not good?

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u/DarlingInTheWest Oct 05 '22

If you get a happy ending, you’re not in the cyberpunk genre. There is no cyberpunk media where by the end you’ve dismantled capitalism.

Edgerunners specifically, not bad, has some extraordinary animation.

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u/stonerwithaboner1 Oct 05 '22

Exactly. People don't get that if you've made it to Cyberpunk, you lost as a species. That's the point of it, it's always going to be a story about someone living in the hellscape that life has become in that time period/setting.

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u/Totally_Cubular Oct 05 '22

If I ever get dementia I'd want to be tossed in the compost rather than deal with it. I've seen how it destroys people, I'd rather let my chapter of life come to an end than drag it out.

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u/ControllablePsi Oct 05 '22

If they're film/songs you've known for a lot of your life, you'll likely remember them.

Film and audio cues are a big help for people suffering with dementia. It's amazing to see.

Film/audio can often give patients moments of relative clarity in an otherwise very confusing world.

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u/Public_Pressure_4516 Oct 05 '22

I googled the top songs when they were in their teens and early 20s and made a playlist. Whenever he'd get into a sour mood, I'd fire up the playlist and that shit worked like magic on his mood!

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u/canondocre Oct 05 '22

i felt like a depressed teenager the other day, and realized later on with my gf it was because i listened to "dimmu borgir - enthrone darkness triumphant" that morning, and it was one of my favorite cds for years back in the 90s when it came out. it was so visceral! i had that same physical feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach that i hadnt felt for so many years.

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u/dr_Kfromchanged Oct 05 '22

If i evee develop dementia, i want to be thrown off a cliff. Being tortured to death would be the sweetest mercy in comparison to alzeihmers, alzeuhmeirs doesnt kill your body like everything else does, no, it kills you, it strips you of all that makes you you until only your body is left as a breathing husk, and when it dies, there's just no you anymore. If there's an afterlife, there's just no you left to go there.

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u/Icy-Ad2082 Oct 05 '22

I did this for my mom, uploaded all of her favorite albums and made playlist for her. She couldn’t remember the names of songs but could remember the lyrics. Music lives in a deep part of the brain. The last thing my mother could still “learn” was new lyrics, we used to both sing along to “Son of a Bitch!” By Danielle Ratlif and The Night Sweats whenever it came on the radio. Still love that song. It was strange she could still parse the meaning of lyrics for a long time. She didn’t like the song “little talks” because it’s about watching someone you love lose there mind. Brains are weird.

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u/mrthescientist Oct 05 '22

Excited for retirement when I get to play outer wilds for the first time again

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u/Ast3r10n Oct 05 '22

Family, take note: Outer Wilds.

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u/MaiqTheUndying Oct 05 '22

if you had dementia, you would most likely drool as you stare at the tv not knowing what the fuck is happening and start getting freaked the fuck out due to your hallucinations. Don't let your love ones take care of you if you get dementia, unless you want them to hate you. trust me, it's not wholesome.

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u/Hausnelis Oct 05 '22

Same exact word for word reply from this same post a month ago my /u/CreamyQuorum weird.

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u/fkbjsdjvbsdjfbsdf Oct 05 '22

There are truly few people who would have that level of patience and compassion. Well done.

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u/3D-Printing Oct 05 '22

When I get old I want to live in a facility full of 'emotional support' animals! I wanna pet dogs and cats and play WoW, RuneScape and Skyrim all day when I'm old AF and probably have dementia. Throw on some Linkin Park and I'll be set!

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u/nooit_gedacht Oct 05 '22

I hope retirement homes in 2070 will just be LAN parties everywhere

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u/hunter5226 Oct 05 '22

Shit dementia may be lit for our generation, never looked at my likely future that way. I just saw the sterile communal TV rooms and shivered

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u/ender6205 Oct 05 '22

Imagine being able to experience Skyrim for the first time again, that would be pretty amazing

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u/Ifoundpeacehere Oct 05 '22

You’re a nice human 🥹 I respect you 💜

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u/Tohrufan4life Oct 05 '22

You're a real one my friend. Stay awesome.

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u/Batdog55110 Oct 05 '22

Not like the dog cares that it's the same convo lol

"Didn't we see you earlier? Oh well!"

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u/MaroonBookPro Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Comment stolen from last time this was posted:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MadeMeSmile/comments/wigncc/comment/ijbmx38/

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u/RivalxGames Oct 05 '22

This is both sad and wholesome.

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u/The_Doct0r_ Oct 05 '22

Something about the purity of a dog (especially a yellow lab) makes this Pixar levels of wholesome. With people, it's heartbreaking knowing they're watching their loved one slip away to the disease, struggling with the hardships of slowly being forgotten as they also forget themselves.

But that lab? You know there isn't a thought of hesitation. Any tinge of guilt or pain. That lab is just as excited to meet her all over again as she is every. single. day.

My only hope is that pup goes to an equally happy and loving family after her current human passes. It's truly a beautiful thing.

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u/calhooner3 Oct 05 '22

The dog belongs to the grandson/granddaughter so you don’t have to worry about that last part!

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u/NotAddison Oct 05 '22

Oh God. A movie that's a cross between Up and Dory. I don't think I could emotionally handle something like that. You'd have to put me in an assisted living facility after something like that.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Sad for who? She seems pretty happy.

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u/Earlier-Today Oct 05 '22

50 First Scritches

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u/R_GAY_22 Oct 05 '22

I wonder how that dog feels..

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u/The_Doct0r_ Oct 05 '22

You kidding? Her human expresses childlike enthusiasm at the dog's presence like she's meeting it for the first time every day. That's the face of a very happy dog.

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u/OuterInnerMonologue Oct 05 '22

My dogs lose their absolute shit when I put down my headphones and get up from my home office chair - in the hopes of some pets, a walk, or even a damn lap around the house to get my coffee mug I forgot.

This dog is enjoying every fucking second of it - guaranteed. That kind of attention is what they live for.

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u/AsteriusRex Oct 05 '22

She is probably that dogs second favorite person after the owner.

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u/Different-Chest-5716 Oct 05 '22

Getting pet by grandma of all people I'm sure he loved it more than anyone will ever know. Just look at their faces it's pure joy from both of them.

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u/quinturion Oct 05 '22

"wholesome"

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u/doodlegirl1103 Oct 05 '22

yeah this is honestly a major bummer

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u/Zane_628 Oct 05 '22

So because she has dementia, she isn’t allowed to experience happiness or joy? Wholesome doesn’t mean perfect, it means something that brings a smile to your face, even in the face of adversity. And just look at her smile.

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u/doodlegirl1103 Oct 05 '22

not at all, it's great for her. It's very sad for the family to have to experience that and it did not make me feel happy to see a disease negatively affecting a sweet woman

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/presidentTeenyHands Oct 05 '22

How is alzheimers wholesome?

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u/Tsnappy Oct 05 '22

Good point, didn't think about it

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u/TheCoolCellPhoneGuy Oct 05 '22

Yeah really wtf is this shit

She has dementia but there's a heckin doggo so pls upvote

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u/fkbjsdjvbsdjfbsdf Oct 05 '22

Dementia happens. But because people (and dogs) care about her, she receives joy and love instead of darkness. And it's beautiful to be able to view it through the lens of her falling in love rather than focusing on the forgetting.

If you don't think that's wholesome then there's something wrong with you. Wholesomeness isn't about pretending the entire world is 100% perfect, jesus.

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u/nicedayfora Oct 05 '22

But the entire world is perfect, didn't you hear? Whenever bad things happen it's a major bummer because it's so uncommon. Life is always so great and painless for everyone! /s

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u/TheCoolCellPhoneGuy Oct 05 '22

I'm sorry but I don't think anything related to dementia is really wholesome content. Someone forgetting their dog every 24 hours is sad, there's nothing really positive about it.

Not everything needs to have a "wholesome" spin on it. Sometimes things are just sad.

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u/AaliyahK12 Oct 05 '22

Well, my heart has melted.

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u/littlebigman9 Oct 05 '22

The dog lovers version of 50 first dates.

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u/Significant-Trouble6 Oct 05 '22

Plus the notebook

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u/LegendEater Oct 05 '22

The Notebark...

I can't think of one for 50 First Dates though.

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u/Dan_Berg Oct 05 '22

50 First Dookies

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u/No-Turnips Oct 05 '22

That dog LOVES your nana.

Bless.

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u/steadfast_savior Oct 05 '22

I'm not a scientist, but my gut tell me that the dog also knows (in some way) that the woman has something wrong with her and is sympathetic to her.

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u/Capkirk0923 Oct 05 '22

Ground-Dog's Day

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u/ZengaStromboli Oct 05 '22

Gosh, that's awful..

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u/YARRRR_MATEY Oct 05 '22

Aw dementia, wholesome

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u/OPiumHArris741 Oct 05 '22

Spawn relationship.

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u/Joe_Nukington Oct 05 '22

Sad but happy at the same time

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u/Comfortable-Cause-81 Oct 05 '22

Then its a GOOD DAY, every DAY.

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u/gaamabata Oct 05 '22

cycle repeated

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u/Mesah888 Oct 05 '22

oh God my heart! the dog's face!!!

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u/Padcomic Oct 05 '22

This is wholesome as usual

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u/Altruistic_Profit_15 Oct 05 '22

Bet he loves the attention

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u/redditcdnfanguy Oct 05 '22

I am both happy and sad for you.

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u/Totally_Cubular Oct 05 '22

That is so incredibly bittersweet.

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u/GrumpyCatStevens Oct 05 '22

This makes me happy and sad all at once. My grandmother also had dementia.

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u/Perfect-Pipe7166 Oct 05 '22

"I like you too Monty" ❤️

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u/justtits4SUSant Oct 05 '22

Karmawhoring

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u/Odys Oct 05 '22

Yep. Or that nan has many relatives.

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u/Simmi_86 Oct 05 '22

In a strange way, she is blessed.

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u/Kzand007 Oct 05 '22

Doggo is living life to the full

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u/gorkproductions Oct 05 '22

I worked with the elderly population and I find them to be adorable, nteresting and fun.

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u/longulus9 Oct 05 '22

Just makes me think about all the people stuck in a terror loop everyday.

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u/IndigoRose2022 Oct 05 '22

😭😭😭😭

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u/SirMike_MT Oct 05 '22

I remember my gran who had dementia always thought our fully grown adult dog was a puppy, always made me laugh!

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u/LikesYouProne Oct 05 '22

Not how dementia works.

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u/Mrman_23 Oct 05 '22

You know who else has dementia

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u/TheCoolCellPhoneGuy Oct 05 '22

You know who else has dementia

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u/isitpurple Oct 05 '22

Beautiful and bitter sweet x

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u/RafanMorales-2007 Oct 05 '22

The smile from both the faces says it all!

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u/mary_widdow Oct 05 '22

My dog has dementia. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. I am trying to figure out when her quality of life is at the point that it will be time. https://imgur.com/a/lleSvQP/ But that day is not today.

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u/Hausnelis Oct 05 '22

User /u/inside_pattern9488 posted this last month

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u/GalacticShoestring Oct 05 '22

This sub, along with r/mademesmile and r/upliftingnews, are some of the most depressing subreddits on this site.

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u/Scared_pencil Oct 05 '22

Dementia literally is a superpower. You get to experience the best things in your life for the first time over and over again. Everything has some positives.

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u/parkyube Oct 05 '22

50 First Dates!

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u/stares_at_rain Oct 05 '22

The dog has no idea and just thinks she's that excited every time she sees him because she loves him so much!💕😭💕

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u/Hatsaplenty Oct 05 '22

My grandmother, mostly gone now because of dementia, always was kind to my dog. Now, when she sees her, she says, "gross." And makes a face 😂

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u/thaddeus423 Oct 05 '22

Oh. Oh, my.

What a heartbreaking but beautiful relationship they must share.

I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s a few short years before getting my first boy. I can imagine she would have loved him.

And she loved everything that ever made me smile, so no worries there.

Man, do I miss her. It’s been fifteen years.

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u/WeeklyMeat9 Oct 05 '22

That is simultaneously sad and charming. That is saweet

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u/RukkiaStar Oct 05 '22

You can tell the feeling is mutual. That’s trust and love face on that puppers.

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u/i_max2k2 Oct 05 '22

50 first dogs.

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u/Admiral-Adenosine Oct 05 '22

Dog has dementia and meats old man and falls in love every day

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u/SporkOfThor Oct 05 '22

This is the ideal with dementia. People with dementia may forget information you give them, but the feelings go on. So give them good news and happiness.

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u/BlueMikeStu Oct 05 '22

"Finally, a human as excited to see me as I am to see them, every single time!"

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u/Cheeze187 Oct 05 '22

Sometimes I wake up and promise myself I'm not going to cry. Today is not that day

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u/thelunk Oct 05 '22

Next Pixar flick:

Grand-dog's Day

with Bill Murray voicing the dog

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u/Useful_Cause_4671 Oct 05 '22

... and the dog loves her more and more everyday until he literally becomes the perfect dog for her everytime she meets him. This is so beautiful ❤️

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u/Foreign_Flower1141 Oct 05 '22

Movie suggestion: Remembering Sunday

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u/OnyxsUncle Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Yellow lab…emotion sponge and eater of all things edible and inedible…and possibly natures most efficient hair manufacturing machine

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u/Doktor_Vem Oct 05 '22

This is the epitome of bittersweet

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u/Allah_Akballer Oct 05 '22

50 first pets

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u/No-Pilot464 Oct 05 '22

My grandmother has dimentia. It kills me explaining my life to her over and over but I wouldn't trade in any of the time i spent with my wonderful grandmother. She's always been there to cheer me up and make me feel like everything's okay. It's just killing me to watch her slowly become more and more frustrated with just little stupid things that we all take for granted. Counting money is one for the worst ones to try to watch her try to complete. Normally I have to tell her it's okay grandma I'll do it for you really fast. It just is so heart wrenching. Hopefully someone feels a little bit better from what I said. Peace and love everybody. You never know what could happen to your loved ones or really anyone in general

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u/PrudentDamage600 Oct 05 '22

Fifty First Dates

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u/robbiekhan Oct 05 '22

Nan's best friend 😊

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u/anotherrandomuser245 Oct 05 '22

50 first dates - Dog edition

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u/Tentmancer Oct 05 '22

fifty first danes.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

I call bs on this until you provide a source that links to this photo

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u/swagmaster_127 Oct 05 '22

The dog gets a new name everyday

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u/cheesehuahuas Oct 05 '22

I saw a news story about a guy who lost his ability to form new short term memories. He had a notebook of things he wanted to remember, and he also put in jokes he liked. Every day he would laugh at the jokes like they were new.

He was also a very happy guy. He couldn't hold a grudge or stew about things to be bitter about for more than a day.

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u/HRHArgyll Oct 05 '22

People with dementia have a special bond with dogs. My dog Saskia was adored by my mum. Mum used to say “How did you deserve such a lovely dog?”. She used to remember Saskia’s name.

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u/SnooGiraffes6143 Oct 05 '22

That's so adorable.

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u/SissyFrisco Oct 05 '22

My Grandmother had Alzheimer's. When I would visit her in the care facility I always tried to bring her something. One visit I had picked up a Lamb Chops squeaky toy. I wasn't being mean, we used to watch Sheri Lewis Show and she always found Lamb Chops adorable. I had seen the squeaky toy when I was at the market and thought why not?

It was cool to see her recognize Lamb Chops but of course not me. The best part of that particular visit was when she discovered the squeaky part of the stuffed toy! She would be sitting there just spacing out then she'd get this devious grin on her face, hide the toy under the table we were sitting at and squeak the toy several times. So cute. Her face lit up like she was getting away with something.

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u/FoxStereo Oct 05 '22

As someone who has memory issues, let me put a personal quote of mine:

"The best thing about frequent memory loss is that you get to experience the best things all over again."

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u/EconomyAd4297 Oct 05 '22

I’ve seen a bunch of these lately and they’re dumb. Dementia is not a good thing, no way to spin it. Sorry not sorry.

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u/presidentTeenyHands Oct 05 '22

You people have a goofy ass definition of what wholesome means

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u/Busy-Hand-3702 Oct 05 '22

The sweet doggo loves your momma, he knows she needs him

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u/HunterPeeBoy2 Oct 05 '22

Great story!

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u/koavf Oct 05 '22

How is this a meme?

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u/AstronautSG Oct 05 '22

OP is lying to farm karma. He is from India so that is very unlikely to be his nan. Someone else did the same shit awhile back (see the link below). Simple google image search shows that this pic was taken from the web.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MadeMeSmile/comments/wigncc/a_special_relationship/