Assistance dogs are being trained to compensate for memory loss in the elderly
by Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Assistance dogs can be trained to help people with Alzheimer's and dementia by assisting them with activities such as finding their way home, remembering to eat and remembering to take their medications. The dogs are also trained to trigger an alarm in the house should the patient fall and not get up within a reasonable amount of time or if they hear a choking sound.
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