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A Short Video with a Lot To Say

Yesterday, we posted a video on The Ivey’s Facebook page showing one of our members, Lacothia, singing and dancing with one of our favorite regular musicians, John Leon Lewis.

I watched this video over and over again. And not just because I loved hearing them belt out “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and seeing them sashay around the room together.

I also couldn’t take my eyes off of them because what they were doing reminded me of the dementia journey, itself. When we dance with a partner, we take turns leading and following. We find our rhythm. We move in sync. We connect. We break out on our own sometimes. We show courage. We have fun. We inspire others.

Sometimes, we even get into that blissful state known as “flow” and just let life carry us forward.

And often, we find that we are more coordinated and graceful than we first thought.

This will be a short blog post today, because I want the singer-dancers to speak for themselves. But I hope when you watch the video, you’ll think of the many people in our community going through the dementia journey with their partner. Maybe you are one of those people.

Hold each other. Lead and follow. Enjoy the moments.

And two-step your way through the song that Life is playing for you right now.

You can watch the video by clicking HERE.

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