How Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients
While companionship is an obvious benefit, a well-timed pet visit may also help with anxiety and depression. It’s not uncommon to watch someone transition from emotionless to joyful when a pet enters the room, especially if it triggers pleasant memories.
My name is Shiloh, and I am a therapy dog. I visit adult care facilities where I provide the residents with unconditional love and entertain them with my tricks.
For them, and for my "dad" whose mother was diagnosed with dementia, I am walking to raise awareness, and I am asking for donations to further advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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