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The following comment from Kevin Nuckels appeared under the article Can a Person Living with Dementia Become Happier and More Aware ?
After reading about your success with Petey and Harvey, I purchased a parrot for my mom Bobbe, who was diagnosed 1-1/2 years ago. I had it shipped to her house, and was on my way up there to set it up, and was feeling a little anxious about it. I didn't know how she would react to a kid's toy.
Well, she loves it.
It took her a little while to get the hang of communicating with Pete, but once she did she really enjoys the company.
Pete is a pet and a friend to her now, and when I speak with her on the phone (I live about 300 miles away from her), I can hear Pete in the background chiming in.
The best part is when Bobbe laughs at/with Pete, a real belly laugh which I haven't heard much lately. Pete is a great addition to our Family, thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!
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Alzheimer's Patient Comes Alive and Shows Real Emotion
Jeannemarie -- Our Good Friend. Petey -- the Shy Parrot. Harvey -- Dotty's Best Friend. And, Dotty. In this video Dotty comes alive, laughs and sings, and shows some real emotion even though she was well into the moderate to severe stage of Alzheimer's Disease.
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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a writer, speaker, and influencer in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide. The ARR Knowledge Base contains more than 4,800 articles. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.Original content the Alzheimer's Reading Room