BnP 2c-03: Leota Meets Baby

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“Bits ‘n Pieces of Me: Memoirs to retain identity in the face of growing dementia” — unpublished pg 2c-03: 1978 Jun:

Great-Grandmother with Dementia meets first great-great-grandchild.

We introduced my great-grandmother to her great-great grandson Bradley.
Leota was living in a care facility due to dementia.
She was not able to speak much,
but her face lit up like a candle
when I introduced my one-month-old son, Bradley.

I don’t think she knew who we were, but I think she knew we were “family”.
From her delight at the introduction there is no doubt that
she knew this infant was closely related to HER!!

She died about six months later.

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