Millions have watched this ‘beautiful’ video of a Maine mom with dementia recognizing her daughter

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff • February 27, 2019 10:19 am Updated: February 27, 2019 10:19 am MJ Grant of Sanford took her mother, who is deaf and battling dementia, to a nearby beach and recorded video of their sign language conversation in the car. In it, Grant captures the moment her mother realizes that she’s talking with her daughter. “Dementia can be beautiful,” Grant wrote about the exchange. “Within the confusion, there can be such beautiful and sweet little surprises.” Watch it for yourself above.

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With ‘Moonlight Sonata,’ Irene Taylor Brodsky returns to her family and film roots

By KENNETH TURAN .    FILM CRITIC .  JAN 29, 2019 PARK CITY, UTAH In 2007, Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “Hear and Now” won Sundance’s documentary audience award. On Monday, a dozen years later, she returned to the festival with “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” a film she insisted she was never going to make. “Hear and Now,” told the powerful story of Brodsky’s deaf parents and the consequences of their complex decision, at age 65, to have cochlear implants that restored their hearing.…

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