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What an adorable dog video! And a very hard worker too :) So excited about this new scheme using dogs as dementia 'helpers!'

Service Dogs Help Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers - Many boomers are caregivers to elderly parents with dementia. These dogs are a great help and offer great companionship to their owners and family.

Health Benefits of Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients - Studies and research have found that having a pet in the house can supply special benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Patients experience less stress, and emotional outbursts may be less frequent. The soft touch of an animal can be a soothing influence. Pets are also able to interact nonverbally which can be comforting to someone whose communication skills are dwindling.

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Pet therapy with people who have Alzheimer's Disease. The cat (Eenie) was brought in by the 11-year old granddaughter of the gentleman in the blue-stripe top. He remembered petting Eenie when he visited the farm where his granddaughter lived. Eenie also visited other people who had Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia at the nursing home. The residents were eager to see a cat, and share memories with the visitors. It was good for everyone. (Source: Dad Eenie and Sophia by Pictures by Ann, via…

While much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, in the Netherlands jails are rapidly emptying. How has this happened - and why are some people unhappy?

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