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.
“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.”
The Creative Apothecary Encourages Animal Therapy for People with Dementia and their Caregivers!