A History of Santa

Woman with dementia enjoys heartwarming visit with Santa

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Rangel said that even though her mother-in-law is in the latter stages of dementia, her love of Santa Claus has remained. The photo studio wrote on its Facebook page that Karen has visited Santa at the mall for years, and even sleeps with a Santa doll, which she speaks to in her native Japanese. Karen recently entered hospice care, and her family wanted to capture her love for Santa in a photo shoot.

Santa gave Karen a busy blanket, designed to reduce restlessness and agitation in those with dementia.

The Hartsocks’ Photography studio posted photos from Karen's visit with Santa on its Facebook page. 

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