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- January 1, 2016

The wisdom of horses

Pilot project tests equine therapy for people with early-onset dementia

by Chris Kenrick

Can horses teach people with early-stage dementia useful lessons about how to cope with their disease?

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Posted by gerald
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:29 am

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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

the_punnisher is a registered user.

Sigh. Colorado has already planned for dementia patients and are building special areas that can keep dementia patients out of ham's way. Service animals are in the mix and interactions are allowed. I have been in some of these shared environments.
I'll be honest. Some of the people just want to watch MeTV all day and discuss " the good old days " rather than live with our world changes.
Hey, I'm just telling everyone the reality of the nursing home experience.

Posted by Concerned Retiree
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Dogs have proven their usefulness as service animals. It's not surprising that horses and other animals can provide therapeutic, as well as recreational, benefits too.

Posted by Stephanie M.
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

So happy to read about this pilot project as we really don't have many options for early stage patients. Thank you to the staff for during this research as Increasing ones quality of life for both the patient and their families is truly important.