As part of Dementia Awareness Week, we had a two-hour visit from the Caledonia Alpacas – known for their therapeutic benefit.

Residents find a therapeutic benefit from touching Alpacas. This instills a sense of trust in the animal and love for an individual, something which people living with dementia find difficult to accept from other humans.

Keepers Jen and Cameron from the Caledonia Alpacas in Banknock came along with their five-month-old baby girl and two Alpacas, Blondie (3) and Alfonzo (5). Blondie is the lighter coloured of the two in the photos.

Huge thanks to the Caledonia Alpacas for the chance to have some ‘pet’ therapy with a difference!