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Worried About Your Elderly Parent or Grandparent Being Alone? Pet Therapy Might Help

Pet therapy for the elderly

In addition to the litany of different physical health problems that ail individuals as they age, loneliness and depression can also play a major role. For the most part, family members have to play a role in preventing that by making sure that they can find time in their day to visit aging relatives, but pets might also be able to help. According to a study by the Journal of Gerontology, just 30 minutes of Animal Assisted Therapy lowered patient loneliness by a statistical degree. This means that pet therapy for the elderly can be a great resource for families who are worried about the quality of life of older loved ones.

Some families might be concerned that bringing a pet into the picture might cause an elderly individual to get sick, either because of allergies or germs that come with the anim Continue Reading

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