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Man recreates supermarket at home for 87-year-old mother battling dementia

Almost the entire world is in lockdown right now to fight the novel coronavirus. Staying at home might be easier for some, but for the elderly, not being able to go out and follow their daily routine is a little difficult. Especially for the ones battling Alzheimer’s disease as it destroys there ‘confidence and short-term cognitive function.’

Australian filmmaker, Jason Van Genderen’s 87-year-old mother is battling Alzheimerā€™s and vascular dementia. She stays with him and his family. Not being able to step out and go to the supermarket for shopping was becoming difficult for her. So the filmmaker found the best solution to that.

Jason, along with his children and wife brought the supermarket home for his mother. They made a supermarket-like setting at their home and Jason took his mother grocery shopping.




He shared the heartwarming video on YouTube with the caption, “These impossibly tough days of home isolation are difficult for all of us. But for someone battling Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, being restricted to home destroys confidence, weekly routines and what little is left of short-term cognitive function. My mum is 87 years old and lives with us at home, we are her full-time carers. Now we’re her full-time shopping mall too. My wife Megan, baby daughter Evie and son Art staffed our own home-made supermarket stocked with her favourite groceries. My eldest son Levi filmed this on his iPhone.(sic)”

He added, “Whatever your challenge at home, whatever your family situation, please remember to let some sunshine through. From our little imperfect family to yours, stay safe and may kindness keep you well.”

The video was shared all across social media platforms and it left the netizens teary-eyed.