The holidays are coming to a close, but if you didn’t take this opportunity to get your loved one with dementia a stuffed animal or baby doll, I encourage you to do so. I made this video for Memorable Pets a couple months ago, and I really do stand behind their products. Even if youContinue reading
Watch my video on utilizing baby dolls and stuffed animals with your loved ones who have dementia! Directed by my talented filmmaker friend, Zane Cook.
Joanne didn’t smile much. In fact, I had not seen her really smile about anything at all. She spoke to others, but sparingly, even though it seemed like she wanted attention. Often, Joanne would call out for help to passing caregivers, but as they arrived at her side, she would not tell them what wasContinue reading “Finally, a smile”
Memorable Pets is my favorite company to work with. I’m currently working in my third community, and this is also the third community where I’ve brought Memorable Pets to work. (See example below) My residents love playing with and cuddling the Pets. Currently, Memorable Pets are being featured in a Connecticut hospital. This is aContinue reading “Hospital Kindness Cart”
Betta spoke only Italian, which was challenging, because no one else at the dementia care community spoke any Italian. She had come over from Italy as a child, and had learned English quickly. But, as her dementia progressed, Betta had lost her grasp on the English language. My Spanish isn’t great, but I know enoughContinue reading “Latte”
Adding the stuffed animals from Memorable Pets to our community was an immediate upgrade. The cats and dogs were a welcome sight to many of our residents who had always loved animals. Although many of them could no longer care for a living animal, these stuffed ones provided the same amount of comfort and happiness asContinue reading “Found: Dog”
An awesome package came in the mail today from Memorable Pets! A kitten and a puppy with their own little carrying cases! My residents will love them.
I got a great question from Alana, a volunteer coordinator at a hospice. She and her team got a Memorable Pet after seeing them on my blog! She wants to know how best to put their Pet to use, and also wants to know who the Pets would be most appropriate for. My residents loveContinue reading “Q&A: When a fake pet is real”
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. “Ohh,” she cried with delight, opening her arms to accept the stuffed dog. “Is this dog for me? Can IContinue reading “Is This For Me?”