Pet Therapy Benefits for the Elderly
Turns out that pets have a lot more to offer than just being adorable little creatures. Did you know that several researchers advocate the fact that owning a pet can actually reduce the seniors’ chances of developing a heart-related condition? There are also a number of other pet therapy benefits for them.
The benefits that a fluffy cat or a friendly dog can bring with them for an elderly person are not just limited to the physical aspect. Mental and psychological benefits can also be reaped by spending time with a pet near you.
Seniors, in particular, are more likely to complain of experiencing loneliness. There is something about getting to a specific age and feeling alienated from others. Finding people you could relate to becomes difficult. In such cases, having a pet around a senior, can be a great way to take that loneliness down not just one, but several notches.
Several seniors feel that a dog would actually make better company than anybody else!