• Katie Boer

Dementia Diaries: Golden Retriever helps with dementia bedtime routine

10/01/2017


Mom didn’t want to go back to memory care last night after spending all day with me Friday. So we snuck Merf in to say goodnight ;)


She climbed into bed and Murphy followed.



Before I could yell at him to get down, she wrapped her arms around him and closed her eyes—and immediately seemed to calm down.


If you’ve met my dog, you know he’s like a bull through a china shop—but he was really good with her!


I actually teared up. He was gentle and protective. It honestly seemed like he just knew she needed him at that moment.


#parentswithdementia #lewybodydementia #dementia #dementiaawareness #memorycare #therapydogs




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