How can a dementia dog help?
Dementia dogs can help people with dementia maintain routine, remind them to take medication, keep them active and engaged with their local community, as well as providing a constant companion who will reassure when facing new and unfamiliar situations.
Dogs can be trained to retrieve medication pouches, be a reminder when it’s time to hydrate, help regulate sleeping patterns and even help people get dressed.
Walking the dog provides a sense of purpose, helping boost confidence and reducing social isolation - acting as a great conversation starter when out and about.
The dog provides joy and unconditional companionship, being a natural tension diffuser and helping alleviate separation anxiety.