Grandma With Alzheimer's Didn’t Forget How To Yodel
This 84-year-old woman suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and this condition has made her forget many things, but clearly yodeling isn't one of them! Watch this video and enjoy her yodeling. This is one sweet lady that sure made our day! Awesome!
Yodeling is a form of singing which involves repeated and rapid changes of pitch between the low-pitch chest register and the high-pitch head register or falsetto. The English word yodel is derived from the German, and originally Austro-Bavarian, word jodeln, meaning "to utter the syllable jo". This vocal technique is used in many cultures worldwide.
Alzheimer's disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time. It is the cause of 60% to 70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events i.e. short-term memory loss. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation, easily getting lost, mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self care, and behavioural issues. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the average life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.
It is very satisfying to watch how pleased this lady gets when she yodels. It is truly amazing how wonderful she sounds and gives a wonderful performance indeed. It is moments like this that make life worth living, and it is also a bitter reminder that we should live our life to the fullest!