Brain Games for Old Dogs Could Improve Their Mental Health

Published 12 Feb 2018, 18:03 GMT
Brain Games for Old Dogs Could Improve Their Mental Health
Brain Games for Old Dogs Could Improve Their Mental Health

This is the “Clever Dog Lab” in Vienna, Austria. Scientists are testing if they can improve cognitive function in older canines. Older adults play games or solve puzzles to combat cognitive deterioration.

Scientists are employing a similar strategy for their tests on older canines. They are quite literally teaching old dogs new tricks. No psychological or neurological measurements have been taken yet, but many of the dog owners are boasting of an improved quality of life for their furry friend.

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