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Great-Grandma With Dementia Serenades Newborn With Song She Still Remembers.

Great grandma holds her newest great grandson in her arms as she sings "I Love You a Bushel and a Peck."

When folks with dementia have a connection with music or hold a baby, something magical happens. Connie Lynn Hanson and her family learned this first hand when 89-year-old Elinor Hanson came to life while holding her newest great-grandson. This beloved woman was first diagnosed with dementia years ago, but her condition has only gotten worse since 2020.

That’s why, when Elinor began to sing to baby Grayson, Connie didn’t hesitate to capture the moment. The fact that Elinor was singing at all was heartwarming but, to top it off, the song she chose holds a special place in each of her grandchildren’s hearts – It’s the one she used to sing to them when they were babies.

The more Elinor sang, the more everyone got emotional. Elinor herself had to take a moment to compose herself.

“I’m going to cry,” she said with a smile.

“A song my kids know very well,” Connie said on Instagram. “I love you a bushel and a peck. This night made her so happy. It’s amazing how the brain can lose so much but music somehow stays. Music really is amazing for healing and memory.”

Watch Elinor sweetly serenade baby Grayson in the video below.

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