Pet therapy is a beneficial treatment for seniors with mental, physical and emotional health concerns. According to UCLA research, “even a few hours at a time with an animal can help stave off depression and loneliness, and even lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.” Paw Pals Therapy Dog Unit, Cape Town, SA Paw Pals Therapy Dog Unit regularly comes to the HSFA Frail Care Support Centre to visit our residents, some of whom are suffering from dementia. Seeing our resident’s faces light up when they stroked the smiling dog really made our day! www.pawpals.co.za #pettherapy