Elderly Woman with Dementia Warms to Her Great-Granddaughter

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Sophie Flynn, 5, met her great-grandmother for the first time. Her parents, Sarah Miller and William Flynn, were worried about the encounter. Their beloved grandmother has dementia and is easily startled by unfamiliar people. Would she become anxious or withdrawn around Sophie?

Not a bit! Sophie sat next to her great-grandmother and sang "You Are My Sunshine." As she did so, the woman turned to her and maintained a full smile, clearly enjoying the experience. Sarah Miller told The Mirror:

"Sophie brought her back to life. It was amazing, we just couldn't believe it. When they were together it was like they were the only two people in the room.

"Nana isn't very responsive, she doesn't know who I am or who my mum Yvonne, her daughter, is most of the time.

"She only remembers her husband Joe and he is the only one she talks to but straight away she started engaging with Sophie.

"Nana is very scared of new people but she was completely at ease with Sophie. She kept asking for Sophie for the two days we stayed in Norwich."

-via Huffington Post

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