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Does pet therapy help people with Alzheimer's?

Status: Open    Mar 09, 2015 - 06:32 AM


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Mar 12, 2015 - 09:50 AM

In general, yes. Pet therapy actually helps with nearly every age. It has physical, mental and social benefits. In all care environments, especially in Memory Care, pet therapy is conducted regularly and always in a way that maintains residents' dignity, health and safety. There are certain cases where pet therapy does not help, for instance: the resident has a severe allergy or the resident is fearful of the animal(s).

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Sep 08, 2015 - 01:21 PM

There is an article on the A Place for Mom blog that discusses pet therapy: Pet Therapy and the Benefits of Pets in Senior Living.

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