Apr 23, 2010

Millie Farley Helps Alzheimer's Patients "light up", and She's Only 22 Months Old!

Take a look at Bobs' moms' face (Dotty).....
By Max Wallack
Alzheimer's Reading Room

A newscast on CTV tells of Millie Farley, a 22 month old girl whose mom, Beth, has been taking her to visit Alzheimer's patients at the Globe Centre in Ottawa since she was born.

Beth explained that having moved to Ottawa from England, Amelia (Millie) has no family in the area. Beth said that when Millie visits the Glebe Center residents, the "faces light up and that makes it all worthwhile."

Beth feels it also allows Millie "to have an adopted family."

Penny Kelly, whose dad is at the Glebe Center said that when Millie's is there,
"I just see him light up like he used to, what he used to be," Kelly says. "If he can go to a place that makes him happy, it's tremendous what these children can bring to him."

I understand what Penny Kelly is talking about. I saw that look on my Great Grams' face whenever a young child was around.

Want to know what it looks like? Take a look at Bobs' moms' face (Dotty).

Dotty and great granddaughter Kaitlyn
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER , a 501(c.)3 charitable organization. PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and other institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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