You’ve heard about Doggies for Dementia and now you can see what it is all about! Judy and her family entertained me as all played with their pup Maggie Moo.
They are the first family to be featured for Doggies for Dementia! They became important voices as Alzheimer’s Advocates and we joined forces to change the world.
Isolation and loneliness are experienced by almost everyone impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. The person with the disease is stigmatized and often times the families and primary care partners are also. While talking to audiences about my book Just See Me-Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia, it became clear how many people knew very little about Alzheimer’s Disease and also felt a great deal of fear.: What if I say the wrong thing? What if she doesn’t remember me? What IF, What IF, What IF??
So, I set out to raise awareness by showing those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias having fun, joined by family, and in a variety of settings. That means some are in their 50s and some are in their 90s or above! It means you’ll see photos in memory cares, personal homes and the public park. You’ll see families from a variety of cultures and ethnicities because Alzheimer’s Disease does not discriminate.
How it works:
- Photo session
- 1-2 weeks later I return with video, camera, and sponsors to give them their photos. The first time the photos are seen can be a priceless experience!
- I can’t change the world by myself! I partner with like-hearted businesses who sponsor the event. At the end of the year, we’ll have an exhibit and celebrate all we’ve accomplished by showing love, compassion, and courage.
Enjoy Judy and Maggie Moo’s Photo Sessions!