Maybe I don’t listen to enough country music, because before I stumbled across “Raymond” by Brett Eldredge I can’t recall ever hearing a song about dementia. For a cruel and chaotic disease that claims millions of people and affects millions more of us family members, friends, and caregivers, you’d think more musicians and other professionals in arts and culture would talk about it. But maybe I’m just not tuning in to the right stations.
At any rate, while this video doesn’t protray the more challenging side of the disease, it still does justice to the bittersweet existence of dementia sufferers, and the reality that their loved ones live with daily. Enjoy!