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Caring for horses eases symptoms of dementia

Visiting a horse farm was a drug-free alternative that 
improved moods, behaviour and physical activity levels

Ohio State University researchers have added a new study to the mounting evidence supporting the old adage attributed to Winston Churchill: “There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man.” They have found spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia. A collaboration between the Ohio State