Beckenham MindCare Goes to the Dogs

Man with dog at animal therapy for dementia in Beckenham MindCare CentreWell to one dog in particular…. and a hufflepuff hedgehog, a snake, a chinchilla, a rabbit and a bearded dragon…. You can view a short video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLx5fr1VyG8

In January, clients at the Beckenham MindCare Dementia Centre were treated to a visit by Animals for Therapy and a group of animals.

With specially chosen animals, animal therapy is used around the world in dementia care to improve mood, increase relaxation and encourage social interaction with people with dementia. Interaction with animals sparked off memories and many stories amongst the clients and the pets they have had in the past.

Thanks to Animals for Therapy for helping us create some great moments with our clients.