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This video is not only a lovely tribute from a daughter to her father, but it carries an important message. No matter how far along someone is in the disease, they deserve our attention, love, and respect.

Too many people still have this false notion that once a loved one no longer recognizes them, there’s no reason to visit. It pains me that this line of thinking still exists. Even in the latest stages, there are moments of clarity, and we just don’t know when they’ll come, but regardless, every person on the planet needs love, affection, and human interaction. Whether they remember you or not, they need you. Please don’t forget this.

Victoria’s father was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s when she was just 19-years-old. Here is her story.