Power of Dafa: Recovery from Alzheimer's Disease
(Minghui.org) My father is 62 years old. He is tall, strong, smart and righteous, and is known as a good person in my village. He has been taken advantage of by other people lots of times, but he did not let it bother him. Instead, he is always sincere, helps others, and does things well. He is the pillar of my family.
Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
My parents planned to build a new house with their savings and money contributed by us in January 2016. They hired my cousin for the construction, who hired a subcontractor to do the work. The subcontractor did a lousy job and then they and my cousin blamed each other, shirking responsibility. This was more than my father could handle, and the situation severely affected his mental state.
He lost control over himself and became ill-tempered. He fought with my mother and yelled at people for no reason. His health worsened, he looked pale, and could no longer concentrate.
A doctor said that Father might have Alzheimer's disease, and gave him medicine. But, he did not get better. I quit my job and stayed at home to take care of him with my mother. Our relatives suggested that we take him to a hospital. The doctors did tests and diagnosed him with a brain disorder as well as Alzheimer's. There was no treatment, although medicine would slow the progress of the disease. After four days at the hospital, my father insisted on going back home.
His condition worsened over the next few months. He didn't know he was sick and wanted to go back to his old house, and fought with us when we tried to stop him. We could not leave him alone.
His condition improved after I brought my father to my home in the city. The new environment was better. My mother and I had our first good night's sleep in a long time.
However, one week later, his condition worsened. He wandered off and we were fortunate to find him. But, his memory was affected, and he could no longer control his bodily functions.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
I practice Falun Dafa. But, because I was sentenced to a labor camp because I clarified the truth of Falun Dafa to people, my mother had been traumatized and dared not learn the truth. However, I continued to talk to her many times, and gradually she changed. She started to recite in her mind “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness Compassion, Forbearance is good,” and hoped my father would get better.
After one week of reciting these sentences, my mother no longer had ringing in her ears. She continued to recite the sentences. Then, after another week, she no longer had high blood pressure. She witnessed the power of Dafa first hand and recited these two sentences to my father.
After staying with us in the city for a few months, we took Father back to our hometown. We took him to the Chinese herbal medicine hospital where one of my cousins was the lab director. The director of the brain disease department told us that there was no hope for recovery. He said that no treatment existed and there was nothing we could do. This was confirmed by specialists in other hospitals.
While walking near the hospital, Mother met a Falun Dafa practitioner. Mother told her about my father's situation. The practitioner then came to our home to help us. Through her, we connected with other practitioners. After we came back home, several practitioners came to see my father and with great patience, taught him to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They suggested that I play Master's lectures to my father.
Since then, whenever my father couldn't sleep, my mother and I taught him to recite the two Dafa sentences. My father shouted after us, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” One night we did this for two hours.
My father was getting better. He could control his bodily functions, walk by himself, and became more focused. Soon, his memory returned and he became his old intelligent self.
Witnessing the Power of Dafa
Our neighbors also witnessed the changes in Father and asked how he recovered. My mother told them, “By reciting 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance is good.'” Every time Mother told people my father's story, she found that my father's condition improved.
My uncle witnessed the miracle and changed his attitude towards Falun Dafa. He used to get angry and curse at me whenever I sent him truth-clarification materials. My aunts came to see my father, and he told them how he recovered by reading Falun Dafa books. When my aunt seemed surprised, my uncle said that it does not matter what book Father reads, what is important is that he recovered. My mother's brother and sister-in-law said they would start to recite the Dafa sentences too.
My father recites “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance is good” many times. He recites the sentences in the morning after he wakes up and at night before sleep. He wakes us up in the morning to do the Dafa exercises. He taught others to recite the Dafa sentences too.
Father is now fully recovered, and he has even gained weight. He became very gentle, kind, and always thinks of others' needs before he thinks of his own.
Before, my relatives could not understand why I practice Falun Dafa, and they would confront me about it. Now they are quiet, especially my cousin who is a doctor.