How Can Dogs Help Alzheimer’s Patients?
Updated: Aug 12, 2021
When it comes to comprehensive care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, there are more options now than ever before. Advanced Day Clocks such as RecallCue address one need but others are offering their own innovative solutions. Many families have found respite and support with the aid of canine companions, either as service dogs or therapy dogs. Rover’s in-depth guide covers everything you need to know on the topic:
The history and research surrounding service dogs
Information about training service and therapy dogs
How companion dogs improve patients’ quality of life
The role of therapy dogs in assisted-living facilities
How to find a support animal
A service dog can help get a patient home in a crisis, call for help, and ensure that the patient never leaves home unaccompanied. The dog’s GPS tracker enables families to quickly locate their loved one, so they don’t get lost. The specific training that these animals receive can have remarkable effects on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, including improved mood, independence, and confidence. If you or someone you care about is struggling with the limitations caused by this health condition, a service or therapy dog may offer the guidance and support you’ve been seeking.