Our blog today looks at the work being done at Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where the residents use painting and clay molding to rekindle their memories.
Kris Sinisi, an art instructor at the community who helps the residents with their projects says that imagination is something that does not falter: "They may lose certain memories, but imagination is key, and it's always there, and it can always be sparked and triggered."
In the same way, Memorable Pets seeks to help patients with dementia and Alzheimer's reinvent memories of their beloved pets, and through the interaction with stuffed animals, act as a social bond they share with their loved ones.
Many patients who receive a Memorable Pet believe it is alive--an actual dog or cat. This sense of imagination and belief is crucial to the outlet for nurturing and caring for something that a Memorable Pet provides.
Read more: Art of Aging: Alzheimer's Therapy
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