Welcome to Memorable Pets
We are sisters who are passionate about making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!
Our mother, Betty Dickson, passed away on February 15, 2011 from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 88. Caldonia, her Memorable Pet, was deeply loved by her and was in her arms when she died. In our mother’s honor, and with an effort to help improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia, we founded our company, Memorable Pets, LLC. Stuffed animals for Alzheimer’s patients is proven to be an enormous benefit for those in mid-late stages of the disease.
Buy a Pet and Support Alzheimer’s Research
When you buy a Memorable Pet, we will donate $2.00 for each pet sold to help fund Alzheimer’s research and support programs. Not only will you be helping to enhance the life of a person with this disease, but you will also join a community of people who are helping to find a cure! We currently give to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Research Supports Comfort from a Stuffed Animal Pet
Research shows that people with mid-to-late stages of Alzheimer’s disease continue to feel deep emotion even though memory, language and cognitive functions steadily decline. They have a strong need to nurture and care which stimulates positive emotional feelings such as deep comfort and security. While a Memorable Pet for a person with dementia may seem to be a small gift, it can have a huge impact on your loved one’s quality of life by providing a constant source of comfort.
Pets 2 People
Donate pets anonymously through Pets 2 People, our program for giving.
A stuffed animal can:
- Calm someone who is upset
- Provide endless hours of hugs and smiles
- Create a distraction from a dangerous, harmful or upsetting event
- Serve as an attention-getter
- Provide a tool for social interaction
- Regenerate warm, nurturing feelings of caring for another
- Make it possible for someone who is totally dependent upon others to care for “someone” else
“Giving Memorable Pets to people with Alzheimer’s has been life-changing.”
Michela, a senior in high school at Upper Arlington in Ohio, has been promoting Memorable Pets as part of her year-long senior project. Read more.