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Pets and dementia

Pets can provide many positive benefits for people with dementia. They can be soothing and provide company and activity for them.

You will need to make sure the pet is being properly cared for. Are they being fed? Is the cage or gate kept closed?

You can find out more by reading the Alzheimer's Australia help sheet about dementia and pets.

Last reviewed: November 2016

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