Does animal therapy improve the lives of people with dementia?

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Click on the link above to listen to a recording of SCAS trustee Jane Fossey, a clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working with older people and care home settings, being interviewed about the benefits of animal-assisted interventions on the Radio 4 programme, You & Yours.  (Fast forward to around 27mins)

Among other things, the programme discusses how one residential care home is using pigs, goats and chickens to improve the quality of life for people with dementia.

Staff at the home are so convinced it improves the lives of residents, that they’re now taking part in a research project to prove it.

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