Memory Loss: Those with dementia (Alzheimer's or other conditions associated with memory loss) often experience anxiety due to confusion over a number of things. In addition to the calming sensory input that Lucy the Lapdog provides, she evokes a flood of positive emotions associated with caring for a pet. The routine and structure that a (no maintenance!) pet can give is far-reaching.
End of Life: Lucy the Lapdog has also been used to comfort patients in Hospice or receiving Palliative Care.