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.
Beloved nursing home therapy dog shot in Kansas ... Food and Drug Administration is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion ... System for monitoring side effects of prescription drugs is severely lacking, report says.
Nursing home residents who interacted with therapy-trained animals showed slower rates of cognitive impairment and lower depression, researchers say.
Engagement with therapy animals slows down the progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, according to a recently published study.