Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Giant rabbits from The Blue Cross help care home residents

24 May 2011 Three giant rabbits from The Blue Cross are helping people with dementia after being adopted by staff at a care home. 
Blue Cross

Peach, Pear and Plum are looked after by residents at Enstone House and staff say caring for the pets has improved their mental well-being and happiness.

Recent research has suggested that, as well as bringing emotional and physical benefits to owners, pets could also have a positive impact on the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Caroline Dyett, manager of the care home in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, says: “It helps the residents, it gives them something to nurture and get involved with and it is definitely a talking point.”

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