Dementia Dogs are assistance dogs that help people with dementia lead more fulfilled, independent and stress-free lives.
A dog is paired with a person with dementia. The dog can help people with dementia maintain their waking, sleeping and eating routine, remind them to take medication, improve confidence, 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.
Dementia Dog is currently being piloted in Forfar, Scotland in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art, Dogs for the Disabled and Guide Dogs UK.
More information at: http://www.dementiadog.org/
Design Council Dementia Challenge video