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DancingMom Lyr Add: Xanadu / Alzheimer's Song (M MacConnell) (25) RE: Alzheimer's song 04 Aug 01

My father-in-law passed away in May after surgery complicated by Alzheimers. He was the patriarch of the family, a math teacher, and his decline and passing took its toll on my mother-in-law and the whole family.

Your song exquisitely conveyes how persons with Alzheimers "mix up" family relationships. My father-in-law would cry when he saw our daughter,then about 3 or 4 years old, thinking she was his long-deceased mother. At the end he knew no one, but somewhere in the dark recesses he knew we were somehow important to him.

It's a very moving piece. Yeah, condense it for performance. But hang on to the original. I'd love to hear it. Sharon

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