The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162676 Message #3878594
Posted By: Mr Red
25-Sep-17 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: All welcome on this thread
Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
Had a great weekend at the Stroud Folk Weekend did the sessions but on Saturday night I skived off to Stroud French Dance.
A couple who always turn up late came in and the guy looked a bit haggard. He never had a problem dancing before but on Saturday he apparently was struggling. Only after they shot away was I informed he had developed Alzheimer's.
Had I known I might have suggested they went to singing venues, he would know some of the songs at least. Apparently the brain is wired differently for music than speech, and sufferers can often sing songs they used to, where they struggle remembering other things. She is such a very keen dancer.
One confirmation for why I will dance till my legs wear out. You never know when it will be taken from you. Pass the Ibuprofen gel please.