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.
This year, we will be honoring the memory of our dear friend, Lisa Clifford-Burton, who passed away on May 9. Both of her parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and for the past four years, she was our biggest supporter. Everyone loved her, and she will definitely be missed.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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