dementia

When will people with dementia be treated as thoroughly as my dog?

Recently, I received a rare clinical insight. A wake-up call. However, it was not in the treatment of a person.

Rather, it was in the care of our beloved rescue dog, Chloe. Chloe is 11, or as our kids like to say, “77 in people years”. Chloe has always been a handful, with a load of interesting behaviors she picked up before we adopted her, like barking incessantly at delivery trucks and dogs walking by the house.

kales@umich.eduWhen will people with dementia be treated as thoroughly as my dog?
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