Brothers Borrow Puppy To Help Granny With Alzheimer’s

Brothers Richard and Martin Dawson take care of their grandmother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. Their 95-year-old “Nan” would get really upset when she was confused or in pain, but they noticed she was lovingly distracted by their baby nephew’s visits.

So they considered getting a dog, thinking it would have the same positive effect on their Nan. But the brothers both work full-time and with caring for their grandmother around the clock, they didn’t think they could take on a puppy too. And that’s when they discovered a website called, that connects people who want some puppy playtime and cuddles with dog owners and their fur babies.

They connected with a woman named Ann and her nine-month-old pet dachshund, Orla, and Nan and Orla became fast friends. Now the pup comes to visit a few times a week and their grandmother loves her puppy playdates.

Source: Today

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