Alzheimer’s Community Care (ACC) recently received a small grant from the Partnership for Aging to purchase two Robotic Pets for our Specialized Day Center in Palm Beach Gardens. Inspired by the value these pets bring to patients suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders, Nancy Schiller, Committee member on ACC’s Season of Life Fundraising Luncheon and Owner of In Good Taste, generously donated the funds to purchase two Robotic Pets for each of the remaining 10 Specialized Day Centers in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.
About the Robotic Pets
The JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets look, feel and sound like real pets. These pets respond to petting, hugging and motion much like the real ones you know and love but don't require any special care or feeding. This personally rich experience can bring joy and comfort to aging loved ones without any vet bills to worry about.
Therapeutic Care provided through the Robotic Pets
Pet therapy has well-recognized benefits for patients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related neurocognitive disorder. Engaging with a pet can soothe anxiety and agitation, promote joy, smiles, and a sense of well-being.
Robotic interactive pets provide these same benefits, responding to the patient’s verbalizations and touch, encouraging reminiscence and social interaction. Patients also benefit from the opportunity to nurture and care for the pet.
Our new robotic pets address all of these therapeutic goals and have earned the Dementia Society of America Gold Award