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Pet Therapy Should Be in Every Retirement Residence - Good And More
Pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, is increasingly being used in retirement residences. Studies show that pet therapy is an effective way to improve emotional, social, and cognitive functioning in people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. But what is pet therapy and what are the benefits? Pet therapy is a guided interaction with specially trained animals. Dogs and cats are the most common animals used in pet therapy. The benefits include: 1) Decreased stress & blood pressure – Pets have a remarkably calming effect. From a cat’s purr to a dog’s comforting presence, the sense of relaxation that many…