Dog Therapists are helping with Alzheimer's patients

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

At Interiors for Seniors, we are constantly researching new ideas for Alzheimer's patients. Here is a great tip, Dog therapists have been visiting hospitals and retirement communities bringing their service dogs. One of the best breed of dogs that assists is the golden retriever.


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https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-08-22/dog-therapists-handlers-discuss-the-cheer-they-spread


"The golden retriever is one of the most popular pet breeds in the U.S., and also one of the breeds most commonly trained as assistance or service dogs. ... So, to help determine whether a golden retriever might be a good match for you as an assistance dog, here's some basic information about the breed.Sep 10, 2015"




http://www.myassistancedoginc.org/assistance-dog-breeds-about-golden-retrievers/


" Numerous golden retriever characteristics make them ideal service dogs. They have the size and strength to provide a person with physical support and to pick up and carry heftier objects—a function they were even specifically bred for to retrieve game for hunters. They are active without being overly energetic, and affectionate and loyal without being too protective to safely take in public. "




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