Hi Alana, that’s awesome! I actually think this is a great question for a blog post, so I’ll write an answer tonight and post it! Thanks!
Hi Rachael – I am a Volunteer Coordinator at a large nonprofit hospice, and I'm excited to tell you that we've just received our first donated Memorable Pet, which I learned about through your blog! In considering how to best put our Pet to use, I am wondering if you can offer some guidance on criteria for dementia patients who the Pet would be most appropriate for. Thanks for your help! – Alana
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Rachael Wonderlin has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of two published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. She owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting company.
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