Welcome to Memorable Pets and Believable Babies!
The Three of Us in 2010 Mom in the 1950's, Washington, DC
We are sisters who are passionate about making a difference in people's lives who are living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Our mother, Betty Dickson, passed away on February 15, 2011 from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 88. Caldonia, her Memorable Pet, was deeply loved by her and was in her arms when she passed. In our mother’s honor, and with an effort to help improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia, we founded our company, Memorable Pets, LLC. Stuffed animals and baby dolls for Alzheimer’s patients is proven to be an enormous benefit for those in mid-late stages of the disease where age-related regression occurs.
The Mission of Memorable Pets is Simple:
Educate + Service = Value + Pay Forward = Memorable Pets, llc
- To educate people and the caregiver community on the benefits of a transitional companion, such as a Memorable Pet or a Believable Baby for people with mid-late stages of Alzheimer's disease where age-related regression occurs.
- To educate on how we can assist in communication with other family members, i.e. a grandchild with Buddy Pets.
- To provide adult appropriate (with professional geriatric input for criteria) realistic looking, plush stuffed animal pets and baby dolls for their transitional, loving, comfort and nurturing therapeutic benefits.
- To provide excellent service and value to its customers and communities with on time delivery and customer satisfaction in all aspects of its business.
- To insure long lasting professional and family relationships for continued support.
- To support the fight against Alzheimer's disease and to support Alzheimer's care and research!
Memorable Pets Can and Do:
- Calm someone who is upset
- Provide endless hours of hugs and smiles
- Provide much needed tactile qualities as a manipulative tool
- Serve as an attention-getter
- Provide a tool for social interaction with others (such as a grandchild), ie. Buddy Pets
- Regenerate warm, nurturing feelings of caring for another
- Make it possible for someone who is totally dependent upon others to care for and love on “someone” else
"As Alzheimer's disease progresses the need to nurture, love and be loved increases."
American Society of Geriatric Psychiatrists (AAGP), Conference 2012