It would be hard to imagine anything in this life that could bring more joy and happiness to others than dogs and grandmothers. When you put the two together, it is an absolutely heartwarming combination. It is impossible not to smile when you take a peek at this video showing two gentle giants slather Grandma in sloppy kisses.
Grandma Always Looks Forward to Seeing the Puppies
The person who posted the video on YouTube reported that his grandmother always looks forward to seeing his two Irish Wolfhound puppies. He said that she is always asking him how the puppies are doing. Of course, how could she resist? They are beautiful animals with a clear affection for the grandmother.
Despite Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, She Remembers the Dogs
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition. Typically, a person with Alzheimer’s will lose more and more of their memories and recall as the disease progresses. The Alzheimer’s Association says, “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.”
The Irish Wolfhound’s Dog Dad reported on YouTube that his grandmother has Alzheimer’s but still remembers the dogs’ names. The dogs have made their mark on the grandmother’s heart. The bond between them is apparently unbreakable.
Laughing and Smiling While Being Smothered in Love
The precious video shows the two big Irish Wolfhound pups, named Liadan and Mulligan, climb onto the couch to show Grandma some love. She is being completely covered in kisses from her forehead to her chin. The pups take turns showing her how they feel and she laughs and smiles throughout the entire display. So sweet!
Dogs Support the Wellbeing of Alzheimer’s Patients
Patients with dementia from Alzheimer’s and other causes often suffer many resulting complications. Anxiety and agitation are common mental wellness complications. Physically, patients with dementia are frequently underweight and do not engage in regular physical exercise. Having a dog has been shown to relieve some of these complications.
Bright Focus Foundation wrote about the positive impact pets can have on patients with dementia. One of their experts said, “By their very nature, pets do not judge, and they are not critical. And for someone with dementia, those qualities make them a good companion.”
Further, “Their very presence can help reduce the effects of dementia—anxiety, agitation, irritability, depression, and loneliness. By their friendliness and non-threatening way, pets can help a dementia patient be more interactive, when sometimes they are not able to do so in social settings with other adults.”
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