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How can animals promote health in elders with dementia?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Soulfully

Animals have been found to stimulate social interaction & ease agitation in dementia patients + simply give them pleasure.
Maybe it has to do with the unconditional love & acceptance that pets seem to provide, and the manner in which they relate to us without highlighting our cognitive challenges; they seem to relate to dementia patients at an intuitive, nonverbal, non cognitive & soul level!

In brief: Soulfully

Animals have been found to stimulate social interaction & ease agitation in dementia patients + simply give them pleasure.
Maybe it has to do with the unconditional love & acceptance that pets seem to provide, and the manner in which they relate to us without highlighting our cognitive challenges; they seem to relate to dementia patients at an intuitive, nonverbal, non cognitive & soul level!
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Thank
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Social

Any form of social enrichment, but paretic those involving supervised visits with children or animals adds life to years, and paretic those with dementia can benefit.
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In brief: Social

Any form of social enrichment, but paretic those involving supervised visits with children or animals adds life to years, and paretic those with dementia can benefit.
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Thank
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