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Heartwarming Moment 87-Year-Old Woman With Alzheimer's Disease Recognises Her Daughter

02/09/2014 11:02 BST | Updated 02/09/2014 11:59 BST

Anyone who has a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease will know to cherish their lucid moments where - if even for a short while - you get to reconnect with one another.

So, when one woman shared the touching moment where her 87-year-old mother recognised her, we had to reach for the tissues.

"I love you mamma," says the daughter. "But do you know who I am though?"

After a few moments, her mother recognises her. "Kelly," she says.

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Kelly Gunderson uploaded the intimate moment to YouTube with the caption: "My 87 year old mother with Alzheimer's knew who I was, even if just for a moment."

Writing in the comments below, she added: "This was put on YouTube to bless others who have family members going through this."

Kelly is also an identical twin, so the moment of recognition was even more special.

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