Growing up, my grandpa had dementia which turned into Alzheimer’s. As a youth, it was hard to watch. Actually, at any age, it’s hard to watch one lose his/her memory and ability to live the life they were used to. I remember a nurse saying that people with Alzheimer’s will often sleep because there’s not much they have control over anymore.
I think despite who it is, it is hard to watch someone, especially someone you love, suffer with Alzheimer’s. As we care for elderly loved ones, we want the best for them and want them to be happy. We want them to feel as they once did, filling their lives with joy and purpose. Over the years, I have watched as parents and grandparents have slowly lost their memory. It is so difficult to watch and know there’s not much you can do to stop the symptoms and stop it altogether. One interesting thing I’ve seen is how much they still care for animals. Their animals have become their best friends. However, it is heartbreaking to watch them have to separate from their animals as they have spent time in and out of hospitals and care centers.
In efforts to find a solution to this problem, we were introduced to Hasbro’s Joy For All™ Companion Pets. These unique two-way interaction animals are for ages 5 to 105 and can help bring fun, joy, and companionship which is exactly what we’ve been looking for so that our loved ones still feel that love and responsibility of having an pet.
Joy For All Companion Pets come in two options: dog or cat. They can be powered off and on or can be put on mute. The dogs and cats are great because they seem so life-like, they even shed their fur a little! Their fur is soft and feels very similar to a real dog or cat. Sensors are also placed in different areas of the animals. When they are petted or touched, the animal responds accordingly to petting and hugging. The Joy For All Companion Pet Pup responds to voices with BarkBack™ technology and responds when you speak to it. Hasbro’s Joy For All Companion Pet Cats responds by purring. Each pet also includes four 1.5V C Alkaline Batteries.
If you’re looking to get at pup or cat for your loved one, use the discount code JOY2016 for 10% off your purchase.
My elderly loved one has enjoyed the companionship of the Companion Pup. It has been fun to have barking sounds in the house and a dog that just sits on the couch and patiently waits for attention.