"As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases." American Assoc Geriatric Psychiatrists

Memorable Mondays

Memorable Mondays: Pets 2 People Program Feature

This week's Memorable Monday post highlights Memorable Pets' Pets 2 People program, which is listed as a featured program for dementia and Alzheimer's assistance at ProgramsforElderly. Through our Pets 2 People program, pets can be donated to patients in nursing homes or care facilities to become faithful companions and bringers of love and comfort. If you choose to purchase a pet through the Pets 2 People program, you will receive via e-mail the name and condition of the patient your pet was donated to, as well as their reaction to the pet upon receiving it. As with all other Memorable Pets purchases, a portion of the proceeds for each pet bought through the Pets 2 People program will be donated to Alzheimer's Research.

Memorable Mondays: Wendy's Dad Spent His Last Several Days of Life Clutching His Memorable Pet (Orig. Posted 2013)

This week's Memorable Monday post once again celebrates our customers' personal stories and experiences with gifting a Memorable Pet to a loved one.

Wendy's Dad Spent His Last Several Days of Life Clutching His Memorable Pet (Originally Posted December 7th, 2013)

Written by: Bettina Dickson

Wendy from Rockville, MD gave a Memorable Pet Golden Retriever to her father.  She told us recently “he spent the last several days of his life clutching his doggie”.  This breaks my heart and yet also makes me feel glad he had a Memorable Pet to comfort him!

Memorable Mondays: Mary from Rancho Palos Verdes Loves Memorable Pets! (Orig. Posted 2013)

 

This week's Memorable Monday post once again celebrates our customers' personal stories and experiences with gifting a Memorable Pet to a loved one.

Mary from Rancho Palos Verdes Loves Memorable Pets! (Originally Posted Dec. 6th, 2013)

Written by: Bettina Dickson

Mary from Rancho Palos Verdes, California recently purchased our Memorable Pet black lab!  She shipped it to a loved one in Florida. Mary recently wrote to us, "We love your company and we love our Memorable Pet!"

Memorable Mondays: Judy’s Mom Loves Her Calico Memorable Pet (Orig. Posted 2013)

This week's Memorable Monday post remembers Judy from Long Beach, who bought her mother a Memorable Pet calico cat. Judy's mother loves to hold and pet her stuffed cat. These kinds of bonds between Alzheimer's patients and stuffed animals are very strong and tend to form very quickly. Giving a stuffed pet to a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia can be a very simple yet meaningful way of adding purpose to their lives.

Memorable Mondays: Julia’s Mother is 95 and Always Sleeps with Her Memorable Pet Golden Retriever Dog

This week's Memorable Monday post celebrates a special bond between a mother with Alzheimer's and the Memorable Pet given to her by her daughter. Memorable Pets are known for creating these simple, yet very important, gestures of comfort and care for patients with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Julia’s Mother is 95 and Always Sleeps with Her Memorable Pet Golden Retriever Dog (Originally Posted Nov 22nd, 2013)

Written by: Bettina Dickson

Julia, a customer of ours from California, says her 95-year-old mother always sleeps with her Memorable Pet golden retriever! Her mother loves her pet dearly and Julia also told us that when she visits her mother with her real life golden retriever, her mother believes it is her dog and asks for Julia to take care of it until she comes home. Memorable Pets have been known to create special bonds like this one.

Memorable Mondays: People with Alzheimer's Need Entertainment (Orig. Published Feb 19th, 2013)

Today's Memorable Monday post reaffirms the play and entertainment needed by loved ones with Alzheimer's as they mentally regress into childhood. Just like young children, patients with varying degrees of Alzheimer's enjoy games, puzzles, and playing with and caring for dolls and stuffed toys.

People With Alzheimer’s Need Entertainment (Originally published Feb 19th, 2013)

Written by: Bettina Dickson

When my mother was with us, I remember how much she loved to “play” and be entertained. I used to dance and sing for her and she would just get so tickled and laugh until she almost cried! Of course, her beloved Caldonia, her Memorable Pet cat, was always part of the fun. Our motto was “fun first”! Oh how I miss those child-like times with her.

Marie Marley wrote this article about how people with Alzheimer’s need entertainment for therapeutic stimulation. Their needs vary from stage to stage of the disease. Read more here: Creative Entertainment for People With Early- and Mid-Stage Alzheimer's

Memorable Mondays: Football Memories Tweets Praise for Memorable Pets (Originally Posted April 4th, 2012)

In this week's Memorable Mondays, we highlight a tweet sent out by Football Memories (an Alzheimer Scotland organization) praising Memorable Pets for its work and provisions of comfort for Alzheimer's patients.

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Football Memories Tweets Praise for Memorable Pets (Originally Posted April 4th, 2012)

Written by: Bettina Dickson

In a recent tweet, Football Memories praised Memorable Pets as doing excellent work to aid those suffering with dementia. Memorable Pets provides realistic plush stuffed dogs and cats for people with mid to late stages of Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementia. Customers can select from a wide variety of pets to best match a favorite pet of a family member or loved one. Typically a patient with this horrible disease has to give up their real pet at some point. A Memorable Pet helps fill the need to nurture and provides comfort at a critical time in their lives.