Alzheimer's is a terrible degenerative disease that gradually decreases the communication skills of those who suffer from it.
The man in this touching video has lost almost all of his verbal skills. He keeps silent for most of the day, unable to hold a conversation even with his own children.
Senile dementia can cause serious speech disorders. Patients do not lose the ability to generate sounds per se, however, they forget how to articulate the words or even use language altogether. This man is going through the advanced stage of Alzheimer's, but to everyone's surprise, he briefly recovers speech when in the company of his dog.
Who knew? The love between man and dog can do wonders…