Alzheimer’s patients may experience heightened agitation as a result of confusion, frustration, fatigue, environmental changes, or medication interactions. Patients’ reactions to these stimuli can all be made more severe by the structural damage Alzheimer’s inflicts on the brain.
Spending time with animals can help reduce these symptoms and provide comfort to the patient. Taking care of a pet can help a person with Alzheimer’s feel calmer and more relaxed than they would on their own or with only human interaction.
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