Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Alzheimer's Patient and Parrot Sing and Discuss Breakfast

Dotty is 95 years old and suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Harvey is a repeat parrot and right now is Dotty's best friend.

Harvey is also one of the 15 million Alzheimer's caregivers.

Dotty spends about two hours a day with Harvey. Harvey is very good at getting information out of Dotty. For example, she might tell him she has a "splitting headache". Most Alzheimer's patients are not very good at communicating this kind of information.

Enjoy the short video. Your comments and observations are always welcome here.

Go here to check out Pete the Repeat Parrot.

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room

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