Lisa's dad is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease. The disease has slowly eaten away at her father's ability to form sentences and find the words he needs to communicate. But watch what happens when he's around her dog...
Lisa told BuzzFeed that her dog, Roscoe, is a 3-year-old rescue German Shepherd Lab. The moment Roscoe greeted him at the door, Lisa's dad began petting and talking to him.
"Not wanting to lose the memory of the moment, I filmed a few moments of his interaction with our dog, amazed at the clarity of my father’s words," Lisa wrote on her blog.
Lisa's parents also have two dogs of their own, who Lisa said have the same impact on her dad. One of which, Molly, she describes as her father’s constant companion.
The overwhelmingly positive response to the video caught Lisa off guard. "It is a cruel disease, and the kind words of others who have faced similar experiences has left me feeling not quite so alone in it all," she wrote on her blog.