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Glasgow School of Art dog project to help with dementia

A group of students have joined forces with Alzheimer Scotland to train dogs to help people with dementia.

The Glasgow School of Art idea has won a Design Council competition.

The Council has been working with the UK Department of Health to find solutions to major health problems.

A number of puppies have been identified to be trained to help around the home, raise the alarm in an emergency and remind people to take their tablets.

Alzheimer Scotland is now trying to secure funding for a pilot project and find suitable couples who will work with the dogs to see how they might help people live with dementia.

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