You know I'm a huge animal lover. I believe wholeheartedly in the health benefits of simply touching an animal.

My grandfather passed away after a terrible and lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. If you've ever experienced it in your life, you know how difficult it is to watch a loved one slip away into the private chamber of the mind only they know.

When you combine the two...animals and Alzheimer's...you won't believe the results.

Lisa Abeyta's father's diagnosis is so sever that he can't even speak anymore.  Except when the dogs are around. Lisa caught it on tape.

Similar magic can unlock a patient's mind...with music. This clip is from a documentary called "Alive Inside". An almost incapacitated man comes alive when he hears music, like Cab Callaway, from his era.