Some nursing homes with a large number of patients with dementia have found that farm animals on-site and even in rooms can be helpful in raising spirits and reducing the need for medications. A therapist and program director at one such nursing home discusses how llamas, chickens, goats and mini horses have found a home, to the benefit of residents. 

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  • Lauren Gaffney, occupational therapist and Program Director, Memory Support Unit, Lifecare Center of Nashoba Valley, Littleton, MA

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