"As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases." American Assoc Geriatric Psychiatrists
This week's Monday post features a lovely blog entry over at Dementia by Day, written by Rachael Wonderlin.
Rachael recently opened up a "pet shop", including a handful of Memorable Pets, at her dementia care facility, and has been keeping note of how the residents are responding to the pet shop area and its stuffed animal pets.
"I handed Helen one of the stuffed dogs from our new Pet Shop area. I knew how much she enjoyed the baby dolls we had, so I hoped that she would also like the dogs."
Read more: Is This for Me?
At Memorable Pets, we are highly dedicated to raising funds for Alzheimer's awareness and research, which is why a portion of the proceeds from each Memorable Pet goes toward Alzheimer's care. You can learn more about our selection of pets and how you can help at our website: memorablepets.com
This week's Memorable Monday post once again highlights Michela Paradiso's high school capstone project of 2012, a video compilation that showcases personal stories from those affected by Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's in artistic media such as books and film, an explanation of the disease, as well as the work being done by Memorable Pets and Michela's own involvement in the making of her project.
Watch the video: Alzheimer's Memorable Pets Project by High School Senior
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.