Horses comfort people with early onset dementia, their caregivers | The Sacramento Bee

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Horse Therapy for Dementia, Another Application for Horse-Human Relationship:

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     Recently I have posted about the uses of horse therapy with autistic children, primarily through the work of Rupert Isaacson, author of Horse Boy. Stanford University is in a partnership with Connected Horse to use horse therapy for patients with dementia and their caregivers. Animal therapy is becoming a more frequent part of the total treatment program for people with various forms of dementia. I will be tracking this program and report on the results as these are made public.

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“The Connected Horse Project, a collaboration between Stanford University and local nonprofit group Connected Horse, invites people with dementia and their caregivers to groom and handle horses in a supervised environment. The goal is to boost people’s confidence, teach them how to regulate their emotions and improve communication between people with dementia and their caregivers.”

Source: Horses comfort people with early onset dementia, their caregivers | The Sacramento Bee

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