Numerous studies have shown the many rewards of pet ownership for seniors, including those with memory loss. Here’s how to decide if getting a pet is the right move for your parent.
A lot of Americans aged 65-and-over don’t exercise their brains like they should. Instead they spend countless hours watching TV while bogged down in stagnant routines. Studies focused on seniors have determined that when they don’t stimulate their minds with healthy activities, it can lead to loneliness and depression. And, when it’s happening to your loved one who’s still aging in place at home, it’s concerning.