Posted in Updates on 18. Mar, 2012
The amazing power of pets! Rusty and Angel, two small terriers, help us in our care for seniors with Alzheimer’s. The playful interaction and entertainment provided by these small dogs help our residents recall happy memories. They help liven things up, and bring a spark of happiness. On our half acre lot here in Poway, the residents enjoy playing in the grass with them or just sitting and enjoy watching them running around the yard. Pet therapy has been shown to increase physical and social activity, reduce behaviors, help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, relieve depression and disorientation, along with improving morale and self-esteem. We just like having them around because they are a lot of fun.