Therapeutic Robotic Pets

Alzheimer's Community Care President and CEO Mary M Barnes sitting with JOY FOR ALL Companion Pets used as Therapeutic Robotic Pets

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.

Robotic Cat

  • Built-in sensors respond to motion and touch
  • Realistic, soft fur looks and feels like a real cat
  • Cat-like movements and sounds
  • VibraPurr™ sounds and feels like real purring

Robotic Dog

  • Built-in sensors respond to motion and touch
  • Feel the heartbeat with your calming touch
  • Lifelike coat and authentic sounds
  • Responds to your voice with BARKBACK technology

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

Patients at Alzheimer's Community Care with Therapeutic Robotic Pets


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