CALA News & Views | Winter 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

A New Way to Connect

Developed by Paula Hertel, Founder of Senior Living Consult and Nancy Schier Anzelmo, Principal of Alzheimer’s Care Associates, and piloted in partnership with the Stanford Red Barn Leadership Program, the Connected Horse Project is a guided engagement with horses to “help people living with early-onset dementia and their care partners maintain purpose and confidence as well as continued connection to their current relationships in the community at large.” While it doesn’t use traditional creative pursuits such as painting or poetry, the Connected Horse Project does open up new pathways for communication and connection for participants in much the same way as other creative activities.

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