Meet the team
Our Dementia Dog team are a collaboration formed from the key founding charities, Dogs for Good and Alzheimer Scotland.
Dementia Assistance Dog Instructor
Dementia Community Dog Handler - Scotland
Dementia Community Dog Handler - England
Deputy Director of Development
Dogs for Good
Meet the families
Ken & Glenys with Kaspa
Frank with Oscar
Kathleen with Alex
Henry & Anne with Uno
Malcolm & Imke with Webb
Kurt & Jan with Willow
Loretta & Jessie with Zorro
Jon & Jeanette with Lenny
Ann & John with Hope
Peter & Veryan with Ruby
Meet the dogs
Introducing our family of Dementia Community Dogs...
Meet our key funders
We are grateful to all the many individuals and organisations who so generously support our work.
Life Changes Trust
Our eight dementia assistance dogs are supported with a three year grant from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.
Big Lottery Fund
Our dementia community dog and Dog Day pilot service is funded by a National Lottery three year grant through the Big Lottery Fund
Dementia Community Dog, Billy, is funded by Tynetec and named in special memory of their late colleague and friend Billy Graham.
Meet our delivery partners
Dogs for Good
As a founding partner, Dogs for Good charity provide and train all of our assistance and community dogs that go on to become life changing Dementia Dogs.
Paws for Progress CIC
We work together at HMP Castle Huntly prison to help men in custody learn vital dog training skills, including the training of our dementia dogs.
Scottish Prison Service
SPS provide a base for the Dementia Dog team, helping establish the UK's first prison based assistance dog and rehabilitation programme.
Assistance Dogs Australia
As the only other charity piloting the Dementia Dog approach, together with HammondCare they are currently supporting seven families in Australia.
In the beginning...
Four Glasgow School of Art product design graduates and their tutor created the original concept. All this team were an integral part of the initial pilot development with major contributions in research, graphics, service design and project film footage.