Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal therapy reduces pain medication intake, researchers find

Animal therapy reduces pain medication intake, researchers find

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Animal-assisted therapy reduced pain medication needs for patients recovering from total joint replacement surgery, a new study shows.

 Therapy animals delay onset of some dementia symptoms

Therapy animals delay onset of some dementia symptoms

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Nursing home residents who interacted with therapy-trained animals showed slower rates of cognitive impairment and lower depression, researchers say.