Pumba and Boris, potbellied pigs, visit Alzheimer’s patients – PetsOnBoard.com

Pumba and Boris are two miniature potbellied pigs who are bringing big smiles to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.Each week, Erin Brinkley-Burgardt, the founder of Colorado non-profit Hog Haven, takes the 1-year-old pigs to visit the residents of Highline Place, an assisted-living facility in Littleton that cares for patients with dementia.share linkTherapy Pigs Visit PatientsPLAY VIDEOMORE VIDEOCity Prepares for Anti-Islam DemonstrationMore companies distance themselves from DuggarsNational Spelling Bee ends in a tie – againNo clear GOP front-runner as more hopefuls jump in”It just takes that one person that warms up first — then everyone else is like ‘oh, OK, I’ll try it!'” Brinkley-Burgardt told NBC affiliate KUSA.She added, “The residents won’t always remember the pigs, so it’s like a new experience every week.”Elle Fore, who oversees resident activities at Highline, had the idea to invite the cuddly visitors, who arrive via a little green wagon.

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