A new resident in the Alzheimer’s unit, Constance has refused to come out of her room. Her hearing is compromised, she is disoriented, and has difficulty communicating. Attempts to get her down to the physical therapy room have been futile. One thing that is known about Constance is that she is an animal lover… Entered James – and the magical connection occurred! Constance smiled and waved her hands making attempts to communicate her desire to spend time with James. The physical therapists wanted to get her up and out of her room, so they told her if she went into the lounge, she could visit with James. She beamed and willingly followed them to a chair in the lounge positioned so she could cradle James’ head in her hands and pet his head. LOTS OF SMILES!!! I love doing this… wish I could spend everyday bringing James to visit with Constance.