Judi has Alzheimer's and has been living in Memory Care since October 2018.
The coronavirus lockdown was very hard on Judi. During that time, she lost her ability to stand and walk, and she is now wheelchair-bound. During the lockdown, I visited Judi by way of FaceTime for about an hour almost every day. Judi enjoys singing, and our visits mainly were singing together with a bit of dialog. Each visit lasted from 30 to 75 minutes (without singing, 10 minutes would have been difficult). In May 2020, I created a short video of Judi and me meeting together in song. There are a few 30-second song segments with some dialog interspersed. (To play the video, click here)
Judi and I sang with the Alzheimer's Association Sing Here Now Choir for seven years. At the Spring 2018 Concert, we sang "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face". We have been married for 57 years, and we have indeed "Grown Accustomed to Your (each other's) Face". (To play the video, click here)
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