Thrive Alliance offers a robotic pet program for individuals suffering with dementia in all five counties that Thrive Alliance serves. The robots respond to touch and motion, by purring, barking, and rolling over.
The interactive features mimic pet therapy for individuals affected by dementia and are showing that it encourages interaction and reduces anxiety, depression, irritability, and loneliness that is often association with dementia. For more information, the individual can contact their Care Manger or call. 812-372-6918 or email [email protected] for more information.
Thank you to Gilda Wettschurack, Jayne Hege, and Susan Mudge from the Weber Family for sharing this video of their pets.