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Edith Novha sits with Connor, a dog who interacts with people at Homewood Residence for dog therapy on October 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. Homewood Residence provides assisted living and alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors. Dogs are frequent guests at the assisted living home. Research has shown that regular contact with animals can help elders with medical conditions. 'Edith and Conner have a special connection,' Connor's owner, Judy Klussendorf said.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Edith Novha sits with Connor, a dog who interacts with people at Homewood Residence for dog therapy on October 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. Homewood Residence provides assisted living and alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors. Dogs are frequent guests at the assisted living home. Research has shown that regular contact with animals can help elders with medical conditions. "Edith and Conner have a special connection," Connor's owner, Judy Klussendorf said.

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