Here's Wilderwood's website http://www.wilderwood.org/
Here is the link for DogWish if you'd like to look around. They have tons of information on service dogs and the daily tasks they help with! http://www.dogwish.org/index.html
One of the most misunderstood and overlooked facets of this disability are that those disabled by Dementia, undergo a horrific mental regression. As they do, they:
Start feeling cut off and isolated, and mentally abandoned by those whom they are closest to.
They experience a great loss of ability to describe what they think and how they feel.
They can’t communicate what is going on inside of them and begin to feel that those around them don’t understand, or don’t care.
As they struggle to find the words and express the thoughts that are so important, they actually forget what they wanted to communicate and give up trying.
From their website: We have dogs that have learned to “bark” or alert the family by “pointing” or by pacing, when their loved one with a disability is intending to do something wrong. If they try to be destructive, sneak out a door, turn on the stove or escape from the back yard, etc., the dog will immediately alert and tell on them.
Our dogs are trained to respond to a verbal command, or as needed and return their handler to their home, car or family, immediately.
Our dogs are trained to detect and alert to an abnormal or wrong neurological event in the handler and to alert before the handler is affected.
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