An elderly woman with dementia stunned staff and her family at her assisted living facility in Scotland when she sang Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” during a Christmas party.
“Last week we had a Christmas party for the residents and their families and the care home asked if I would do the singing as they know I am into that,” Jamie Lee Morley, an employee of Northcare Suites Care Home said. “I called Margaret up on stage, and she was right up there with me, I didn’t have to ask her twice.”
He added that Margaret Mackie, 83, sang and danced ever since she moved there last year, and she comes alive when she hears an Elvis or Frank Sinatra song. No wonder when Morley asked her to sing “My Way,” she knew every word of it.
“Her daughter was filming it, and it’s such an amazing memory for her to have of her mum,” Morley said. “The staff have been saying to her, ‘We saw that video of you and Jamie singing,’ and she just says, ‘Who’s Jamie?’ She can’t remember.”
Morely shared the video to Facebook where it became viral. “This is a moment I will never ever forget,” he wrote, alongside the video. “Be more like Margaret and live each day to the full and sing your absolute hearts out. This video isn’t about being pitch perfect but it’s about this amazing woman doing what she loves the most which is singing. I feel so blessed to have been able to get her up to sing with me. A moment in my heart forever.”