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Watch This Mother With Alzheimer's Remember Her Daughter's Name — If Even For Just A Moment

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Wow. This is incredible.

A woman named Kelly Gunderson was having a typical conversation with her mother who has Alzheimer's disease.

The pair from Georgia were talking about how the mom, Daphne Tresher, couldn't remember that Kelly was her daughter… until something amazing happened.

Daphne had a lucid moment out of nowhere and very matter-of-factly remembered that her daughter's name was Kelly.

The sheer happiness and surprise that meets Kelly's face is so genuine that we can't help but be moved by this video.

About 5.2 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, so we can't imagine how Kelly and her family must be feeling after getting this one special moment with the person they thought they lost.

Ch-ch-check out the full video of Kelly and her mama's incredible moment (below)!

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10 comments to “Watch This Mother With Alzheimer's Remember Her Daughter's Name — If Even For Just A Moment”

  1. ppggee says – reply to this


    This is beautiful. I'm sitting at my desk on break crying.

  2. Agree says – reply to this


    My mother has Alzheimer's and this is exactly how she acts. It's a very touchy subject with me. The clip is entitled "God's Gift" . What a horrible title. There is nothing my mother is going through that is a gift from God, not even the lucid moments.

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    Re: Agree – I went through this with my gran and my father. My gran pretty much never remembered who I was for the last 15 years of her life. I would have considered a lucid moment where she did remember me a "gift". My father kept saying he needed to tell me something important and ask me something important. He could never get to the point of asking/telling before he forgot what he was talking about. I would have considered it a GREAT gift if I could have known what those 2 things are. It is very difficult to watch a loved one go through Alzheimer's.

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    Re: Agree – Oh, and while you may not find any lucid moments to be a "guft from God", Kelly has every right to. Don't be angry about things you have no control over or bitter over someone's happiness. Alzheimer's is cruel but there is nothing that can be done about it yet. And like I posted, I have been through this with TWO family members.

  5. So Sad says – reply to this


    This disease is going to effect more and more people as the population ages. In order to find a cure or effective treatment, researchers need funding. Calling your state and senate representatives and let them know the National Institute of Health (NIH) needs more research funding allocated to this issue.

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    Re: ppggee – ME TOO. JUST CRYING

  7. Kay says – reply to this


    Omg..I'm balling my eyes out right now..
    This is my biggest fear.

  8. CateMorgan says – reply to this


    I am raising fund to help find a cure for this terrible disease. If you feel it in your heart, please donate what you can for the cause! I have 8 family members who have had this. It is terrible to lose someone before they are gone. Here is the link to donate. Thank you!

  9. CateMorgan says – reply to this


    Please logon to a l z . o r g to donate and for more information!

  10. M says – reply to this


    My grandmother, who raised me, also had this. For years she didn't even know me, it was heartbreaking for me as she was practically my mother. I had no choice but to put her in a home. I hated it but I couldn't care for her anymore. She was sent to the hospital and my aunt called me told me to get there quick, she was asking for me. By the time I got there her lucid moment was over. But I stayed and she had another one. It was beautiful and lasted about 9 minutes. She died the next morning. I can consider that a gift if I want.