horses and alzheimers
I am looking for ideas for a program that involves Alzheimer patients of varying levels. Anyone have any suggestions or experience here? Thank you and ride on!
Welcome to the Forum! At this time, the program I volunteer with does not have any clients with Alzhiemer's. I believe there is another member on the Forum who brings her horses to nursing homes, so she may have some insight.
I did find a few articles that may give you some info about other people's experiences:
Man and horse work to overcome Alzheimer’s | pullen, horse, william - Top Stories - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO http://horseshelpingpeoplema.files.w.../01/moment.pdf
Equine Therapy & The Elderly | LIVESTRONG.COM
You can search the PATH International website to see if there are any therapeutic riding programs near you, and contact programs directly to see if they offer services for people with Alzheimer's.
Thank you for the info, I had not come across the power point presentation yet, very helpful and good to use in my presentation to the center. It appears I am on tract with the development --at least in the right direction. We will probably be operating a non riding program to start. If you do come across any more info that would be greatly appreciated. Very neglected population in my area. thanks again and ride on!
Ah, didn't realize you already worked with a program. Have you reached out to PATH for resources then? I wonder if they can help you with more specifics about design, etc.?
Yes, I have only recovered the one PATH:lol: article from the Co center I think it was in the summer 2011 issue after I designed the program. Seems that I am in the right direction with implementation. I have searched the site and finally posted a discussion to see if I can get anything there. Not sure how active the community board is but have been unsuccessful in finding anything else except that one article. I have scoured the AAT sites as well. Perhaps there will be more soon. thanks again for the help.
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