Tag: pet therapy

Therapy Animals May Delay Dementia

German and Swiss researchers have done research that suggests that the use of therapy animals in nursing homes may delay dementia. For ten weeks they worked with 65 nursing home residents with dementia with an average age of 81.8. Residents were randomly assigned to either a group where there was...

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Pet Therapy in Nursing Homes

I came across this “obituary” for Boo. Boo was a therapy dog who made 3,000 visits to nursing homes during his career. Pet therapy is just one of many ways to be of service not just this week, National Nursing Home Week, but all year round. Let’s just hope that...

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