Dementia and Care home visiting dogs

“Making a difference to the wellbeing of every individual through specialist canine support”

Dementia and Care home visits

Canine Assisted learning provides animal assisted interventions to Carehomes, Dementia patients, and private home visits. We provide weekly, fortnightly and monthly visits to individuals and small groups

There have been many studies in to the hugely positive effects of dogs with dementia patients and within the care home setting. At Canine Assisted Learning we are able to utilise the unique human animal bond and provide animal assisted interventions with our specially trained therapy dogs and professional practitioners. This specialist team will create a bespoke package tailored to the individuals needs.

Our visiting teams can help promote  both physical and emotional wellbeing including:

  • Reduce agitation
  • Provide comfort and provide a calming effect
  • Reduce depression and loneliness (1)
  • Provide companionship
  • Reduce irritability and anxiety 
  • Promote integration
  • Increase physical activity
  • Increased social interaction
  • increased verbal communication

A recent study (1) evaluated animal-assisted therapy at an adult day care centre for older adults with dementia, the results indicated that involving the people in activities with dogs decreased their feelings of anxiety and sadness and increased physical activity and positive emotions

(1)Mossello, E., Ridolfi, A., Mello, A., Lorenzini, G., Mugnai, F., Piccini, C., . . . Marchionni, N. (2011). Animal-assisted activity and emotional status of patients with Alzheimer’s disease in day care. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(6), 899-905. doi:10.1017/S1041610211000226

Our professional Animal assisted therapy teams provide a bespoke package for the needs of the individual and care establishment.

If you would like to book an initial meeting to discuss options please contact us.

 

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