Those with dementia who had a pet earlier in life often seem to yearn for the comfort their dog or cat had provided, and sometimes verbally ask for a dog or cat, even if it is not by their pet’s name.
AOS&FC offers a program which provides to qualified individuals a very life-like robotic cat or dog that reacts to certain actions/situations by purring/barking, opening/closing eyes, turning head, etc.
“JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. With realistic fur and pet-like sounds – and sensors that respond to petting and hugs with familiar pet-like actions – Companion Pets deliver a soothing, joyful experience that inspire smiles, laughter and fond memories for people of all ages.”
To learn more and possibly apply for a companion pet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.