Pet Therapy: A Retiree Helping Retirees - Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy: A Retiree Helping Retirees

Meet Gibs, one of our volunteer pet therapy dogs! Gibs would visit our participants once a month, and bring a happy, nostalgic feeling. Multiple studies have cited benefits among dementia such as positive emotions, increased physical activity, lower blood pressure and decreased feelings of anxiety — all of which can further improve an individual’s quality of life, something LIAF strives to achieve. The pictures below are of Gib's last day, as he becomes a retiree. Our participants left him with some good tips for how to live a fulfilled and happy life as a retired adult. Though Gibs is retired, LIAF still continues to offer pet therapy with other dogs, such as Kiowa.

Pet Therapy

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At the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) our mission is to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, and their caregivers. We actively work to achieve this mission through research-based programming for all stages of Alzheimer’s, Caregiver Support Groups, in-home respite solutions, transportation options, and additional services.

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