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How Pets & Animals Help Seniors with Dementia

How Pets & Animals Benefit Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Pets and other animals have the tendency to make people happy, brighten their day and distract from everyday troubles. No matter what type of animal, i.e., dog, cat, horse, bird or even fish, animals are known to have therapeutic properties. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, in particular, can benefit in an increasing number of ways from a pet or other animal’s therapeutic traits. Physical health, emotional well-being and social involvement are among the many ways seniors with memory impairments benefit from pets and animal therapy.

Tips for Using Music Therapy for those with Memory Loss

The Benefits of Music Therapy on Memory Loss

How many times have you heard a song and gotten a strange sense of déjà vu? With even just a few notes played, you can remember things you have since forgotten or even remember what you were doing at the second you first heard a specific song. Music has the power to make you remember things and take you back in time, which is why music therapy is one of the best things that you can use to help your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia feel more like themselves.

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