A little while back we found out the bands, America and Creedence Clearwater Revisited (basically all the CCR members except John Fogerty), were going to appear in concert, locally. These bands are two of Dad’s favorites. He just loves them. Unfortunately, Dad was doing rather poorly in the health department and therefore buying tickets for the concert seemed a bit like a waste since Dad probably wouldn’t be able to attend. As with LBD, you never know how Dad is going to be one day from the next. It’s hard to plan things and get our hopes up when more times than not, it doesn’t work out due to the LBD rollercoaster.
In the recent weeks Dad has been improving and so Sister decided to take the chance and bought tickets a few days before the concert. I’m so glad she did. Dad was elated to be seeing them and overall, it really pepped him up. On Saturday, Dad was doing really well and so Mom and Dad went on their “date night” to the concert. It ended up being a late night as the concert didn’t get over until midnight. According to Mom, Dad did really well the entire night and was singing along and dancing to every single song. He loved it. When they arrived home, he was all revved up and almost like new.
Of course, Sunday came along and Dad was dead tired. He does well when he’s stimulated but usually the next day Dad crashes and he did. Not as bad as he has in the past but Dad was a bit out of it and very tired all day. Despite this, I’m thrilled Dad went to the concert. I think it’s good for his psyche and well-being to do things he enjoys and to know he can still do it. It’s also good for Mom. I know she’s been feeling “trapped” lately so I’m glad she was able to have a fun night out with Dad.
There’s definitely something to be said for music therapy. I really do believe it works magic. It’s one of the reasons we bought Dad an iPod. He listens to his CCR, America and all his old favorites on there. He loves it and it seems to make a difference in his well-being.