Greetings everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
We finally have some snow! It started Monday night after my ghostwriter had to work until 3am. She couldn't drive more than 30mph because of the icy roads and white-out conditions. Last night she only had to work until 9pm, but it snowed again, and she had to creep along, maybe hitting 40mph. She wonders, why is it that every time she drives anywhere on a snowy night, there's always some idiot in a pick-up truck tailgating with his high beams on? That's just rude!
Well, that's all we have to say about that. So now, I'll get onto the main subject of today's report.
As loyal long-time readers know, my ghostwriter is a nurse who works at a nursing home on evening shift. Many of her patients have different types of dementia. People with Alzheimer's disease lose their short term memory, but can still remember things from their lives in the past. They also sometimes get really agitated and confused in the evening, something that's called "Sundowner Syndrome." GW found that if she takes a little time, sits down with the confused person, and shows pictures of doggies and kitties, they start to remember all the good times they had with their own pets. This can usually make the person calm down and relax. One lady absolutely adores Westies. Another has happy memories of her childhood friend, Laddy the Collie. One other lady remembers her German shepherd named Flip. Several others just love doggies or kitties in general. Almost everyone can come up with some wonderful story about their childhood pets. Even people who have lost their ability to communicate, will still smile at funny pictures of me and my friends. (Don't worry. She only shows the pictures, and not any other information.) We just wanted our blogger friends know that some of their pet photos have made a lot of people very happy. Please keep those pictures coming!
Happy memories are something everyone needs to keep them going through these difficult times.
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