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What are effects of pets on people with dementia?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Warren Kriedman
Psychiatry
14 doctors agree

In brief: Positive

It has become clear that pets regularly brought into environment of demented patients living in a home setting or a nursing home is very beneficial.
They smile more, are less agitated, become more alert, talk more expressing more appropriate emotions and are less depressed. The overall efffect is very positive and therapeutic.

In brief: Positive

It has become clear that pets regularly brought into environment of demented patients living in a home setting or a nursing home is very beneficial.
They smile more, are less agitated, become more alert, talk more expressing more appropriate emotions and are less depressed. The overall efffect is very positive and therapeutic.
Dr. Warren Kriedman
Dr. Warren Kriedman
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pet therapy

Increases socialization and decreases agitation in dementia patients.

In brief: Pet therapy

Increases socialization and decreases agitation in dementia patients.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Positive

Companion animals have benefit to patients with dementia in they serve to help calm them down and reduce inappropriate behaviors.

In brief: Positive

Companion animals have benefit to patients with dementia in they serve to help calm them down and reduce inappropriate behaviors.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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