can dogs make a difference to dementia care?
what we are doing...

The Dementia Dog Project builds services for people with dementia that brings dogs back into their lives or supports them to continue their relationship with dogs.


It aims to prove that dogs 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.


For more information have a look through our site or get in contact if you would like to get involved.

recent events
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1st Dogs Qualified 15th July 2013

Our first two dementia assistance dog teams are now officially qualified and working with people in the early phases of dementia. This makes them the first official dementia assistance dogs working in the UK.


SDS conference
23rd September 2013

Dementia Dog along with Dementia Circle & Dementia: Digital Futures (two other projects using design innovation to help people affected dementia) held an exhibit & workshop at the Alzheimer Scotland Self Directed Support Conference on the 23rd of September 2013. As a group we were trying to identify the small everything problems people are faced with, while at the same time looking for possible solutions.

our NHS day
20th September 2013

Dementia Dog held a presentation at the Guide Dog Training Centre in Forfar for NHS professionals interested in the project. We discussed the applications of innovation in healthcare and got some fantastic feedback from the group on ways to develop Dementia Dog’s various services. This was topped of with a demonstration from Von, one of our assistance dogs in training. Thanks for attending guys!

intervention dog pilot
9th August 2013
national dementia week
3rd June 2013
SSSC care accolades
25th April 2013
healthcare expo 2013
13th March 2013

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Dementia Dog is supported by Alzheimer Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069. Registered Office: 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN. It is recognised as a charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, no. SC022315. Visit our main website at: