Family Dog Helps Man With Alzheimer’s Speak Again [Video]

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Is there any doubt that dogs have the power to heal? If there was any, just watch this video and it will be erased. It highlights how one special dog has helped an Alzheimer sufferer regain his speech.

We all know how devastating this disease can be. Alzheimer’s disease robs a person of his memories, speech, and mental facilities. Lisa Abeyta knows the effects of this disease all too well, as he dad suffers from it. He no longer speaks – that is, unless, the family dog Roscoe is with him. Roscoe is the only one he’ll speak with.

As you’ll hear in the video, Lisa’s father tells the dog that: “Why don’t I take care? I’ll take you, and you take me.” He then lovingly gives Roscoe a pet, a touching end to a conversation Lisa never thought she’s ever hear again.

Watch the video below and be sure you have a couple of Kleenex on hand.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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