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An innovative scheme that aims to prove that dogs can help people with dementia has received over £300,000 from the National Lottery.
The Dementia Dog Project, which is run by Dogs for Good in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, has received £314,022 from the Big Lottery Fund to allow it to expand its work beyond the use of individual assistance dogs to supporting people with dementia in community settings. It will use the grant to pilot a series of ‘Dog Day’ events in Scotland and England.
The Dog Day events will be open to anyone with dementia, whatever stage of disease they may have, and will take place in local community settings. They will offer a chance for people to …