Pets not only provide companionship but also have been found to increase oxytocin in our brains which allows calmness. Knowing the depth of isolation older adults can experience, Activity Specialists look to high-quality stuffed animals to provide a similar effect for their clients living with dementia. Mary Anne finds comfort conversing with her new friend, which also provides a sense of nurturing and sensory stimulation. Things just got a little less lonely!
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