Therapy Animals

Day in the Life: Hog heaven in Colorado

Day in the Life: Hog heaven in Colorado

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The love for dementia residents at the Intermissions Program at Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch, CO, isn't ham-handed. Residents are delighted when two pot-bellied pigs, Boris and Pumba, visit and provide affection.

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 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.

Therapy animals delay progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, study finds

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Engagement with therapy animals slows down the progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, according to a recently published study.