These heartwarming home videos show a grandmother with Alzheimer’s beaming with joy each time she is introduced to her newborn granddaughter.
Christine Stone, 39, from Florence, South Carolina, filmed her mother Setsuko Harmon, 77, as she ‘met’ little Sadie Mae in the hours and days after her birth last month.
Mrs Harmon was initially confused when she saw her daughter with a newborn baby but beamed after she was told she had become a grandmother. She cooed over the baby and is captured gently stroking Sadie Mae’s fine black hair.
Because of her condition, Mrs Harmon forgets who the baby belongs to within just a few minutes and has to be reminded she is her granddaughter as she cuddles her for the first time.
A similar pattern is repeated as she ‘meets’ Sadie Mae once the family back at home.
New mother Christine Stone, 39, right, from Florence, South Carolina, filmed her mother Setsuko Harmon, 77, standing, as she ‘met’ little Sadie Mae in the hours after her birth. Because of her Alzheimer’s, Mrs Harmon soon forgot she had been introduced to her granddaughter
Videos show Mrs Harmon beaming every time she ‘meets’ her granddaughter and is seen cradling her, pictured. She also repeatedly says how ‘cute’ the newborn baby is
Christine said: ‘Mom loves Sadie, but still doesn’t remember that she is my daughter and her granddaughter.
‘Every time she sees her she gets a big smile and wants to hold her and constantly says she is “so cute”.
‘She has sung Sadie a childhood song that she used to sing to me as a child as well in Japanese.’
Mrs Harmon became an online star when Christine shared a similar video while she was pregnant.
Mrs Harmon is filmed cooing over her granddaughter as she ‘meets’ her again at home
Christine told how her mother remembered lullabies to sing to her granddaughter, pictured
The grandmother was seen clapping with delight each time her daughter told her she was expecting.
This latest compilation captures Mrs Harmon’s excitement as she meets the baby in hospital. Videos also show her cradling and cooing over the baby back at home.
Christine, who is also stepmother to husband Brad’s two children, says her mother first started showing signs of Alzheimer’s nine years ago.
The clip starts with Mrs Harmon, pictured, being led into the room to meet her granddaughter
She initially looks confused as she is told the newborn baby is in fact her granddaughter
Mrs Harmon then smiles as daughter Christine, pictured, tells her that she is a grandmother
Mrs Harmon’s short-term memory is affected so she forgets she has eaten, where the bathroom is and asks questions over and over again.
Christine helps to look after her mother on her weekend to help relieve pressure on her father, who looks after Setsuko 24 hours a day.
Christine said: ‘On delivery day mom and dad both wanted to be there. Dad said that on delivery day, she got up, dressed herself and said she was ready to go.
‘She remembered I was having a baby. And she never dresses herself, so this was amazing. Mom was so excited to meet Sadie and she still is every time she sees her.’
She sits cuddling the baby in hospital before being reminded she is her granddaughter
Mrs Harmon later coos over little Sadie Mae on the sofa after the family return home