Meet Cat, that’s her name. Cat is a dementia cat and she lives with June at Hutton Manor in Pudsey.
Whether it’s a dog, a bird, a cat, or even a fish aquarium, the benefits of having a pet for one living with dementia are numerous. Their presence can help reduce the effects of dementia, such as anxiety, agitation, irritability, depression, and loneliness.
Cat certainly does all of that and is very much loved. June is a new resident at the care home and as well as meeting new friends, she is also sharing Cat with other residents, Gordan and Rita, who both appear to have benefitted from meeting both June and Cat.