Monday, January 21, 2008
Pet Therapy: Healing, Recovery and Love ~ Pawprints and Purrs
Animals, especially small ones, have shown promise for many conditions, both social and physical:
Pets help Alzheimer's patients by bringing them back to the present. Specially trained pups can also help alert others that an Alzheimer's patient has wandered into harm's way. 'Pets can provide a measure of safety to people with the disease,' says Thomas Kirk, a vice president of a chapter of the Alzheimer's Association."