The Case for Robotic Companion Pets in Dementia Care

Posted by Ann Catlin on Jul 4, 2019 9:19:02 AM
A woman with dementia and her care partner interact with a robotic companion cat.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, dementia, Pets

Are Robotic Pets the Next Big Thing in Dementia Care?

Posted by Ann Catlin on Apr 11, 2019 10:00:41 AM

Pet therapy is well-known for comforting people with dementia. Snuggling a four-legged friend brings on a smile, soothes anxiety and encourages physical activity. People connect to memories of their own beloved pets. Can a robotic pet replace the real thing?

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Topics: dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, caregivers, Pets, touch

Senior Care - How Our Pets Teach Us Life Lessons

Posted by Pam Brandon on Nov 8, 2016 1:54:14 PM
How Losing A Pet Is Much Like Losing a Loved One

Our pets are like members of the family. Meet Sadie - our vivacious, furry family member pictured here at 3 months old. Labrador Retrievers at this age are a non-stop ball of energy. Leave a sock on the floor and it instantly becomes a pile of thread, or a new game of hide and seek. Strangers? I don't think Sadie ever knew that word existed. Water? That's meant for swimming.. endlessly.

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Senior Care, Hospice, Pets, grieving

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