Bau: A Visit With Alzheimer Patients

Look at me with two of my favorite people.

We go visit just when it’s snack time and they both are so kind to give me their cookies in spite of my mistress telling them not to.

She explains that it’s not good for me but they ignore her. Good for them!

Bau and patients

Thank you for the cookies. I love  you!

The equivalent to Alzheimer’s disease in dogs is called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS).  One thing I know for certain is that if ever I end up in a home because of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction I will always give part of my cookies to the dogs that visit me.

Physical and behavioural changes are similar in both Alzheimer’s and CDS. So similar, we can borrow from the extensive research that has been done in humans and lab animals to help understand what will delay the onset of senile dementia in pets. (5) Conversely, dogs are also increasingly being used as models to study the disease in humans. (11, 12, 13)

http://www.animalresearch.info/en/medical-advances/veterinary-medicine/cognitive-dysfunction-syndrome-Gcds/ggg

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Bau: A Visit With Alzheimer Patients

  1. Oh, Bau, it looks like you are having a good time. It’s very nice that you’ve made some friends. Especially when they give you cookies … πŸ˜‰ And I’m sure your friends are very happy to see you, too!

  2. πŸ™‚ awwww πŸ₯°
    Je l ai mis sur face book πŸ“š je suis fiΓ¨re de ce que tu fais!

    Cat
    😘

    EnvoyΓ© de mon iPhone

  3. Bau is such a sweetie! Unfortunately, I don’t have a dog (My doctor wrote me a prescription for a puppy, but Hubby didn’t buy it πŸ˜‰) I have never heard of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome and certainly hope that someday more is known about preventing it. Hugs to Bau!

  4. Carol, it is so uplifting with people like you; giving their time and love to those who too
    often get sidelined in society. I do love the ladies decision to treat you to biscuits.
    A natural things for them to do, treat an honoured guest.,
    Bless you
    miriam

  5. Thank you for this post. Three of the deepest loves in my life were for dogs–Tippy, Chip, and Jack. Dearly remembered.
    Best,
    David

  6. Oh, Bau, you dear heart! Let’s hope you never develop CDS so you can always entertain the ladies and get paid in cookies. What a life πŸ˜‰ [And Carol: how kind of you to take Bau for those visits. Looks like you all have a wonderful time!]

    • Yes, what a life indeed. Most of it he spends sleeping but when I tell him let’s go out he jumps and dances around. So much enthusiasm!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. ❀

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