Tag: therapy

  • Oreo, spreading happiness and joy

    Oreo, spreading happiness and joy

    How Therapy Cats Can Bring Countless Joys to Older Adults. St Augustine Health Ministries, a nursing home in Cleveland, Ohio, has a very unusual 4-legged occupant, Oreo the cat. Previously a stray cat, Oreo has become a beloved member...
  • The Transformative Power of Art

    The Transformative Power of Art

    by Emma Harris For the average person, being given the opportunity to create and express themselves might inspire a sense of freedom and productivity; it might also be something we take for granted. For a person struggling with dementia,...
  • Pets as Therapy

    Pets as Therapy

    The idea that pets can play a therapeutic role is not new: the charity Pets as Therapy was founded over 30 years ago and 4,500 dogs and 108 cats now visit over 130,000 people every week. That’s a staggering...
  • The power of music

    The power of music

    Why, Oliver Sacks asks, does music have so much power? In a fascinating article first published in 2006 he suggests this is a question that goes to the heart of being human. We turn to music, he says, because we need...