Dog Helps Alzheimer’s Patient Regain Speech (video)

Research has proven therapy dogs have helped Alzheimer’s patients with sundown syndrome. But, sometimes the family dog doesn’t even need training to help people with Alzheimer’s. Lisa Abeyta posted this endearing video in the Huffington Post of her dad engaging with her family dog, Roscoe.

Kleenex Alert: Lisa’s dad had lost almost all of his speech and his ability to form sentences. But, watch what happens when he engages with Roscoe, Lisa’s family dog.

The ability of dogs to help humans never ceases to amaze me. Do you have any miraculous dog stories to share of dogs accomplishing what humans can’t? Thanks for sharing them in a comment below.

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Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson3 years ago

Critters are good for what ails you!!!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

My Mom & stepdad had a dog. When Mom's Alzheimer's Disease got worse and she stopped talking, she would pet her dog, but she didn't talk.

Mom didn't really like cats, but one day she came to my house (we had 5 cats at that time). One of our cats has never met a stranger. So she walks right to Mom and expects Mom to pet her. Well, Mom reaches out and pets her and said, "Pretty." That was the first word she had said in over a year.
So, I guess cats can be therapy also.

barb p.
Past Member 3 years ago

My mom talks to my dog too, not words or sentences, she is beyond that, BUT she cuddles with him and so on, and my dog knows that he has to be careful with her

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H3 years ago

Dogs are great for therapy. They have amazing "powers" for the soul. The message was a good one.

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga3 years ago


Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago


Emelie H.
Past Member 3 years ago

Heartwarming. I hope that can happen to me as well when I get older and have disorders.

Yola Stavridou
.3 years ago

So moving and heartwarming.And to thing that so many cruel individuals abuse these wonderful creatures who are truly man`s best friend.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks for the article.