Purdue helps former pilot with dementia take to the skies again

Taking to the skies again is a dream come true for Allen Reckowsky. He's a local resident fighting frontal lobe dementia.

Posted: May 14, 2019 6:22 AM
Updated: May 14, 2019 6:22 AM

Speech to Text for Purdue helps former pilot with dementia take to the skies again

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3 taking to the skies again is a dream come true for allen reckowsky.he's a local resident dealing with frontal lobe dementia.news 18 photojournalist dylan listner spent monday with the former pilot - and the people who made his return to the skies possible. 3<nat soundsdiana: you believe this is really gonna happen today?allen: oh why, yeah. diana: its gonna happen. natdiana: he actually got his license when i was in junior high. so, that was, you know, forty some years ago. and then he flew for probably, fifthteen years. my dad is fighting diabetes and frontal lobe dementia.natlinsey: he had just got to our campus and i was doing his assesment. and i was asking what his hobbies were, she was telling me how he loved to fly planes.diana: they worked really hard, organizing this and how much fun and what a great memory this has brought for him and his family.natlinsey: you 3coul the controllers in his hands, you could see the joy that it brought to him. it brought back so many memories.diana: so this was really neat, neat thing to have happend. to bring those great memories back, it was really important for us to see that.nat> 3 it took several reschedules to get this moment to happen due to weather.linsey says she will treasure the joy another moment in the air has brought allen.
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