Great-Grandma with Dementia Serenades Newborn with a Song She Still Remembers, Captivating Hearts

ByQuyen Anne

Jul 26, 2023

Watch this heart-tugging video, capturing a beautiful scene of one great-grandmother holding her newly-born great-grandson in her arms and serenading him with a sweet song of love.

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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Bài viết do Connie Lynn Hanson (@fsvivace) chia sẻ

I love you a bushel and peck Bushel and peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I’m talking in my sleep
About you, about you

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo

The grandma with dementia becomes emotional and sheds joyful tears as she lovingly cradles and greets her newest great-grandson with the sweet song, recollecting its lyrics clearly.

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