The Memorable Monday post of this week was originally published on March 30th, 2012. It is a reminder of the love and comfort Alzheimer patients find in stuffed animal companions and of the reason Memorable Pets was created.
Memorable Pet Cali Finds a Special Place in Betty’s Heart
Written by: Bettina Dickson
Diana, from Pennsylvania, purchased a plush Memorable Pet calico cat for her step-mom, Betty, who has dementia. Diana and Betty call her Cali. Bettina, with Memorable Pets, checked in with Diana to see how her calico plush cat was doing with her loved one. Diana wrote back and said, “I am attaching a picture of my step-mom, Betty, with her Memorable Pet. She has had Cali since December and I can’t begin to tell you what an important part of her life that cat has become. Betty is in assisted living and loves cats. Cali has a special place right next to Betty’s chair but more important, she has a special place in Betty’s heart. Cali is held, stroked and talked to daily. Thank you so much for these life-like animals who enrich the lives of so many.”
Diana’s comments are exactly the reason Memorable Pets exists. Until we have a cure for Alzheimer’s, we believe in creating empathy and acceptance to this horrible disease, and we want to spread the love that a Memorable Pet can bring!