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Rogers assisted living center holds therapy petting zoo for residents

The Magnolia Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Rogers held a "Farmyard Affair" and brought several barnyard animals for a petting zoo for residents.

ROGERS, Ark. — According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 60,000 people in Arkansas are living with Alzheimer's disease. 

On Friday, June 17, a team at the Magnolia Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Rogers held a "Farmyard Affair" and brought several barnyard animals for a petting zoo for residents. 

Studies have found that animal therapy can help with dementia-related diseases by improving moods, providing calming effects, decreasing agitation, increasing physical activity and more.

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