Robotic CATS for companionship

Sheila with catA message from the Manager of Walton Manor Care Home which illustrates the effectiveness of these therapeutic companions when used by some patients with dementia.......


"I would like to say a massive thank you for the Rotary donation of the cat to Walton Manor. In a short period of time you have changed people's lives. 

We have a lady at Walton Manor who is living with Dementia. She has over the past few months become so frustrated that she called out and screamed a lot of the time through the day. We have tried all sorts to help with this as carers, using different activities, stimulation and reassurance; nothing worked.Then you brought the cat!! 

This lady has cuddled, named and loved him. She no longer shouts out and is happy and content. We were amazed at the change and the new life this lady now has.

A family member whose mother has Alzheimerís witnessed this and bought a cat for her as she showed episodes of anxiety and depression. This has also stopped.

Not only have you changed the life of these ladies but you given our staff a knowledge of the different kind of needs people living with dementia may have.

I cannot thank you enough for what you did for us and please donít hesitate to ask if we can return the favour to you.

Kind regards
Helen Batty
Manager, Walton Manor"

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLUB'S WORK IN SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE CATS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.



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