DOGGIES FOR DEMENTIACHANGING THE WORLD ONE IMAGE AT A TIME
During the many years I spent with families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementias, isolation was one of the most common issues. The pain of isolation is far-reaching and research has shown it is as detrimental to our health as smoking and obesity. By showing the many sides of AD including the range of ages, challenges, the joy, the compassion and love, we are raising awareness which reduces stigma and fear. When there is less fear there is more love and compassion. This is how our program changes the world one image at a time!
Sponsorships are limited and we prefer to have only one type of business sponsor per event. In other words, one insurance, one financial, one community and so on. This is not guaranteed but is certainly the goal.
Doggies for Dementia -What’s it all About?
People with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families are treated to a special pampering photo sessions. Yes, we include doggies because there is a special bond of unconditional love between humans and our canine friends. Who doesn’t love to see our faces light up with joy?
These are More Than Photos. These are priceless treasures.
But wait, there’s more! One to two week later we return with beautiful prints. Seeing the delight and joy on their faces is a priceless treasure to me. We celebrate, thank the sponsors, gift the photos and do a whole lot of smiling!
Gear Up for Gratitude!
It’s also our time to donate a portion of the proceeds to a nonprofit that supports the elderly and those with dementia. They do GREAT work and it’s our chance to publicly show the gratitude we all feel. I love the idea of carrying a BIG camera and a BIG check.