When senior citizens start to experience the downsides of aging, they can often feel as if they are being left behind by society at large. That is what makes this moment such a touching one. The man in this clip has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and as you can imagine, he’s had a rather rough go of it. This is not an easy disorder to navigate, that is for sure.
That is what makes the little things so important. When someone is going through a battle this intense, the smallest gestures can go a long way towards improving their demeanor. Charles Sasser is a war veteran and his children have slowly had to watch him become a prisoner of his own body. He is not able to speak anymore and this is a source of frustration.
The ability to speak is something that we all take for granted. We all assume that we will always retain our abilities. Charles’ daughter Lisa has shared a video of his recent interaction with the family pooch that gives us hope for his future. Charles and Roscoe are clearly the best of friends and we are enjoying watching them together.
According to the family, Charles is not able to talk under most circumstances. There is just something about Roscoe that inspires him. When Roscoe comes around, it is as if the old Charles is back. He regains his capacity for speech and seeing him speak to the dog this clearly is certainly a heartwarming moment that needs to be shared further.
If you are anything like us, you will have a hard time watching this clip without bursting into tears. Lisa had spoken out about the support that she has received ever since she decided to post this video. While she may have been reticent at first, she is definitely glad that she did now. Hopefully, others are inspired by this man’s journey and are able to take something special from this story.
The clip also serves as a valuable reminder of the importance of pets. They can open up a whole new world to those who are struggling with illness. We wish Charles and Roscoe all of the best going forward. If you have a friend or loved one who is struggling with Alzheimer’s (or has a family member who is), take a moment to pass this story along.