Service Dog Training; Task = help up from FALL

Latest training project with service dog trainee is helping me get up from a fall.


DM Vid4 Restaurant Staff

Tru here. Just finished contributing on Dementia Mentors’ teaching video for staff of restaurants seeking “Purple Table Reservations” training, so thought i would post my notes here also.  More info on what those terms mean is available at Links at end of this blog entry.  These first notes are in order of priority, also listing […]

My Blessing is almost 13

  Tru here.  Hope to get computer from shop sometime this week.  Until then limping along without my FaceBook friends. So here is this week’s entry (without photo for now) kind-of unrelated to dementia symptoms, but when I sat down with pen this is what came out because this is what I am thinking about. Newfoundland […]

Animals and Dementia Symptoms Part3

This is last installment of answer to those who have asked about Service Dog issues. Includes benefits of certification, revised definition of “Service Animal” per Dept of Justice 2010, links from Joan Froling, Blessing’s Service Dog vocabulary at 2.5 years old and partial text from a speech that I gave about Value of Service Animal 2005, Aug 10.

Animals and Dementia Symptoms Part1

Includes prose about my animals. … But at the same time I am forgetting their basic care. In the past couple months, more than half the time I forget to put the chickens back into their safe (very large) chicken House at dark. I have no idea whether Blessing (my retired Service Dog) is in the house or outside. Has she eaten? That is no huge surprise since I have no idea whether I myself have eaten!! I cannot be responsible for animals any more than I can be responsible for myself. Someone other than me must be the responsible party now.