Puppies help Dementia patients and caregivers

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Two Upstate groups teamed up Wednesday to help area dementia patients and their caregivers.

Aloft Hotel in downtown Greenville hosted a Puppy Cuddle Session.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville helped get the word out to local dementia care centers.

Once everyone showed up, the puppies courtesy of Lucky Pup Rescue did all the “leg” work. 

Jamie Guay with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville says, “Caring for someone with dementia is the longest day of your life everyday.”

Ali Strother, whose mother has dementia, says, “I look forward to these events so much because it makes me feel like I’m not the only one.”

Anna Foster with Lucky Pup Rescue says events like this “gives them an opportunity to love on some furry babies.” 

New health numbers out Tuesday show more people are dying from Alzheimer’s Disease in South Carolina than any other state.

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