Monthly archive for May 2014

Horses Join Therapy Sessions With Violence-Prone Patients

Patients working with the horses at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital said that grooming the horses and other kinesthetic activities reduced their anxiety. One patient who had been frequently violent during 15 years of hospital commitment was “moved to tears” working with the horses and preferred the largest

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Caring for horses eases dementia symptoms

Spending time with horses eases the symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia, American research suggests. The study, said to be the first of kind, was a collaboration between Ohio State University, an equine therapy center and an adult daycare center. It found that people with Alzheimer’s were able to

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