…are asking people to nominate recipients for a battery operated companion cat or puppy. These are said to feel and behave in a realistic way . The ‘pets’ are perfectly weighted to ground the person they are sleeping on, helping to increase feelings of security and safety. Multiple studies have apparently shown that they provide a joyful, calming, mood-boosting lift to those living with dementia-related illnesses. You can nominate a person or yourself by writing to Anne Kings, Dementia Friendly Gillingham, 62 Church View, SP8 4XE by 14th November.