As humans, we are communicating from the time we are born. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can gradually diminish the ability to communicate as the disease progresses. Expressing thoughts and understanding others can both be affected. Individuals with dementia may forget words, invent words or use familiar words repeatedly
“Happiness is a warm puppy,” said Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Peanuts. He, along with every pet lover out there, knows from experience what scientific research is now proving: pets make us happier and healthier.