A Youtuber has filmed the moment he shows his father living with dementia a video of himself from a year ago, but he barely recognizes himself.
Kenneth Keene Jr runs a YouTube page called The Journey with ToughKenaMan documenting his journey with his father Kenneth Sr, 69, who has battled with dementia - a mentally degenerative disease - for years.
The heartbreaking video, posted Tuesday, captures the reaction of the US Army veteran as he sees a video of himself from 11 months ago reuniting with his wife.
In response to seeing himself kissing a woman on the screen, the father Keene Sr looks to his son and asks: 'That's my wife, right?'
YouTuber Kenneth Keene Jr (right) showed his father Kenneth Sr (left) a video of himself filmed a year ago, but the father living with dementia barely recognizes his own likeness
The father cracked a smile while watching the old video (inset) and repeated keywords in the video dedicated to shedding light on Frontotemporal lobe dementia
The father looked far away as he watched himself hug his wife and asked his son 'That's my wife, right?' just to be sure
'For the past 11 months I've been recording the time I've been spending with you, and I have a lot of videos,' Keene Jr says to his father.
He then plays the first YouTube video he ever filmed on his channel where he breaks down and explains what dementia is and how it affects his father.
'There are about 50million people in the world that have been diagnosed or are suffering with dementia. And numbers are expecting to double in the next 20 years,' Keene Jr opens the video.
The dad watches the clip that sees him walk hand in hand with his wife and repeats key words that appears on the screen such as 'my father'.
When Keene Jr introduces his father as 'Kenneth Keene also known as Toughkenamon', the dad repeats the nickname and chuckles as if