"As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases." American Assoc Geriatric Psychiatrists
This week's Memorable Monday post highlights an article featuring Memorable Pets on Reader's Digest. Memorable Pets was founded to soothe and comfort people with Alzheimer's through the companionship of stuffed animals. A portion of the proceeds from each Memorable Pet purchased goes toward funding Alzheimer's research.
Read more: Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients
This week's Memorable Monday post showcases a Memorable Pets feature on Alpha Gamma Delta's blog from 2013 honoring Betty Ruth Edwards Dickson and her battle with Alzheimer's, as well as her daughters, Bettina and Francis Dickson, who went on to create Memorable Pets and spread the comfort and love of plush animals to dementia patients.
Read more: World Alzheimer's Month
This week's Memorable Monday post celebrates the featuring of Memorable Pets in three Southern California newspapers, marking true coast-to-coast recognition.
In the LA News! Sisters Create Memorable Pets to Help People with Alzheimer’s (Originally Posted 2012)
Written by: Bettina Dickson
Memorable Pets has had an exciting week! We were featured in three Southern CA papers: Daily Breeze, Daily News, and Long Beach Press Telegram! Stephanie Cary reported on the benefits of Memorable Pets and how buying one also helps to fund research since we donate 18% of all proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Read the LA Daily News article: Sisters create Memorable Pets to help people with Alzheimer's, dementia
Not too long ago, a feature was written on The Alzheimer's Site blog about the benefit a Memorable Pet can have on a patient with Alzheimer's or dementia. Alzheimer's is a tragic and highly stressful disease, but the comfort of a stuffed animal pet can provide not only the means to soothe and calm an Alzheimer's patient, but also fulfill the common desire they have to love and nurture.
Read more and watch WKYT's interview: Memorable Pets Give Patients Something To Love
This week's Memorable Monday post celebrates Michela Paradiso's high school senior capstone project—a study detailing Alzheimer's disease and the positive effect a stuffed animal like a Memorable Pet can have on the lives of Alzheimer's patients. Michela's project took 1st place, winning out over more than 400 hundred fellow high school seniors' work.
Michela Paradiso Takes 1st Place on High School Capstone Project (Orig. Posted May 29th, 2012)
Written by: Bettina Dickson
Michela Paradiso, a high school senior at Upper Arlington High near Columbus Ohio, beats all the competition and takes 1st place on her Capstone projects of Alzheimer’s and Memorable Pets! She has won a nice prize of $750 for all her work and dedication to our cause. I attended one of her Capstone presentations and was very impressed about her knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and how something as simple as a Memorable Pet can help someone who is suffering. She blew the competition away! Way to go Michela!! She will be attending Ohio State University in the fall and will be playing for their soccer team. Michela wants to become a doctor…maybe in the field of geriatrics? :)