National Pet Month: Why having a pet is good for people living with dementia

Every April, we celebrate National Pet Month in the United Kingdom. This special month is all about celebrating the wonderful bond between humans and our furry friends.

At Churchfields, we recognise just how important a role pets can play in bringing joy and companionship to the lives of our residents.

Our residents are elderly and some also live with dementia. Because of this, they may experience feelings of loneliness, depression, and apathy. 

Pets are known to have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. The presence of a furry friend can help in reducing stress and may also help with symptoms of anxiety and depression which are commonly seen in residents living with dementia. Pets can also help with feelings of loneliness, which is especially important for elderly individuals at our home.

At Churchfields, we understand the benefits of having pets around, which is why we are proud to be a pet-friendly home. We welcome residents with pets and encourage families to visit with pets.

We know that each resident’s relationship with their pet is special and strive to ensure that their pets are well taken care of too.

This National Pet Month, we encourage all our residents and staff to celebrate their pets by spending extra time with them, taking them for walks, and giving them lots of cuddles and treats.

If you would like to find out more about the care we provide at Churchfields, give us a call on 01865 881440 or arrange a time to come down and visit us.

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