Facilitating Multi-Species Dementia Care in the Time of Covid-19 (October 2020)

Following a network-wide webinar that was held in October 2020, we have developed a four-part educational film on facilitating multi-species dementia care in the context of the global pandemic. In the film, leading experts in veterinary medicine, animal assisted interventions and zoonotic infection discuss a range of central issues relating to human-animal interaction in dementia in time of Covid-19. Click below to watch the film, or watch via Vimeo ( (which includes timestamps) :

Dementia & Multi-Species Caring: Current Practice & Future Possibilities (May 2019)

These recordings were taken from an interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) and held on May 28th 2019 at the University of the West of Scotland UK.

“Welcome & Introductions” Prof Debbie Tolson, University of the West of Scotland
“Dementia Dogs: exploring how dogs can help people live well with dementia” Fiona Corner, Henry & Anne Rankin, Dementia Dog Project. 

“The sanctuary of animals: Animal-assisted psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their families” Dr Anna Jack-Waugh Mandy Cowan, Julie Garton, Alison Mann, Juanita Wilson (plus Maple & Tessa)
“The role of fish aquaria for people with dementia living in care homes”  Heather Clements, PhD student, University of the West of Scotland
“Animal Magic” Mary Morris (Care Inspectorate) & Jim Melville (Campbell Snowden House)
“What about the animals?” Lorena Sordo, PhD student, University of Edinburgh