Task list -
tasks can be  cued,  trained or a combination, depending on the symptom

Indicates the task is a trained response to the handler's condition

Indicates the task is "cued"

or functions with a verbal command from the handler

Indicates the task is for

SERVICE DOGS

ONLY

Indicates the task is acceptable for Assistance Dogs

Indicates the task

is acceptable for Therapy Dogs

ALERTS

Alert to (incipient) episode

Alert to dangerous situations and forgotten appliances left on or running.

Alerts to family member or caregiver to incipient or occurring episode

  • Aggressive Driving

  • Change in breathing pattern

  • Emotional escalation

  • Hyperfocus

  • Hyperlocomotion

  • Increase/decrease in heart rate

  • Muscle/facial tension

  • Olfactory or visual/auditory cue

  • Pounding heart

  • Restlessness or distractability

  • Sleep disturbance (nightmare/terrors)

  • Startle response

Tactlle stimulation

Bodily or eye contact

Deep Pressure Therapy

  • Anxiety attack

  • Apathy/disengagement

  • Depersonalization

  • Derealization

  • Difficulty initiating movement

  • Distractability

  • Dissociative flashback

  • Emotional upheaval

  • Fear/agoraphobia

  • Feelings of Isolation

  • Fight or flight response

  • Flashback or distress

  • Hypervigilance

  • Increase in heart rate

  • Intrusive thoughts/images

  • Nausea

  • Pounding heart

  • Racing thoughts

  • Restlessness or inability to remain still

  • Sadness or tearfulness

"Ground" Handler

Guide Handler to a

Safe Place

Predestined location

Exits or stairwells

  • Flight or Fight response

  • Flashbacks or distress

  • Hypervigilance

  • Night Terrors

  • Psychomotor retardation

  • Psychosis

  • Sensory overload

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Startle response

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Anxiety attack

  • Catatonic behavior

  • Delusions

  • Disorganized speech or behavior

  • Dissociation

  • Dissociative Flashbakck

  • Dissociative Fugue

  • Emotional escalation

  • Fear

  • Feeling overwhelmed

Remind handler to perform daily routines

  • Disorganization

  • Memory Loss

  • Most symptoms related to early onset Alzheimer's disease

  • Most disorganization and manic high-lows of blood sugar disorders

"Anchor" handler to bed

Remind Handler of bedtime

Take/use sleep aids

Wake Up handler

Turn Lights On

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Night terrors

  • Insomnia

Counterbalance

Brace

Stabilize

  • Dizziness

  • Fugue

  • Faint and flight response