Christine MacKenzie, who is 80, has lived in the Stoke-on-Trent
retirement village for four years and receives help from the
Enriched Opportunities Programme®, which works with residents who
live with dementia.
ExtraCare's EOP Locksmith® Amanda Gallacher worked together with
the Alzheimer's Society to get Christine some help from Brambles
the dog. His visits give Christine some much-needed social
interaction and have even improved her health.
Brambles is a registered K9 golden retriever, and he now visits
Christine in the village on a regular basis with his owner, Karen,
who is part of the Alzheimer's Society and an EOP® volunteer at
Berryhill Village. Brambles is also being trained to work with
children with disabilities and help to support them with everyday
Amanda said that Brambles has helped Christine a lot. "Brambles'
visits have given Christine's well-being a huge lift," she
Picture: Christine with Brambles the dog.
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