95-Year-Old Dementia Patient Gets The Surprise Of His Life!
Pianist Edward Hardy played in a jazz quartet for 40 years. The 95-year-old is also a war veteran. The man of many talents was moved into a care home after being diagnosed with dementia.
He grew lonely and missed playing music. He soon advertised on Gumtree for bandmates to ‘jam‘ with and soon got a great surprise. He was inundated with more than 80 requests from across the UK. But he was even more astonished when three former band mates who he hadn’t seen for 35 years to get in touch. They got together and are now in rehearsals for a reunion show at Mellifont Abbey care home next year.
Mr Hardy said: “It is amazing so many volunteers have come forward to help me make music and it is marvelous that I have also been reunited with my old band. I have missed playing and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again.”