New Zealand Dog News

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February 18, 2008

Alzheimer's pet-therapy trial a success


Stroking a dog's soft ear transports Fay King-Turner from the locked dementia ward at Princess Margaret Hospital to her childhood on a farm.

King-Turner is one of 20 patients at the hospital's K1 ward, a dementia and delirium unit, where a pet therapy trial is under way.

Each week, either Kendra, a placid golden retriever, or Le Roy, a border collie, visits with their owners.

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