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"MEMORABLE PETS - PETS 2 PEOPLE" PROGRAM

WHATIndividuals, organizations or corporate sponsors donate a stuffed animal known as a "memorable pet" to individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
WHYTo provide a form of pet therapy by using realistic stuffed animals to help improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's or other dementia. To increase awareness for Alzheimer's care and research.
WHEREMemorable Pets.
Founders - Bettina Dickson Rusher, Frances Dickson. Available in the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand through online ordering.


Program Description

Donors of stuffed animals (dogs or cats) will receive an email from the Memorable Pets organization with information about how their donation was able to help an individual with Alzheimer's in a dementia care facility or nursing home.

"Memorable Pets" are matched based on past pets the individuals with Alzheimer's may have had or personal preference for a particular type of pets so that a better connection may be formed. As language and cognitive skills are reduced, the act of care taking for even a stuffed animal can create feelings of independence, responsibility, bonding and purpose for those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Memorable pets have also proved to have a therapeutic calming effect and can help with distracting from unpleasant feelings or events. The social interaction that stuffed animals provide to those with Alzheimer's can be extremely beneficial.
source: memorablepets.com

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Silverado Dementia Pet Therapy and Live in Pets Program - Pet therapy for people living with dementia offered at Silverado's Home Care, Assisted Living or Hospice facilities. In Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, Utah, USA.

Dementia Dog Project - The Dementia Dog Project builds therapy services for people with dementia and re-introduces dogs back into lives. Trained therapy dogs help those with dementia maintain their daily routines and activities such as waking, sleeping, and also helping with reminders to take medication and navigating an unfamiliar situation. Scotland.

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