Why Having Pets is Beneficial to Your Health

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Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

As we age, we all go through certain physiological changes. Skin becomes thinner and more fragile, eyes get drier, muscles lose tone, the immune system gets weaker, and we experience hormonal shifts. This is not to say that it’s impossible to remain healthy in old age; indeed, with proper exercise, proactive medical care, and a […]
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Dementia and Pet Therapy

There’s a lot of buzz about pet therapy for dementia patients and with good reason. People with dementia often feel isolated, depressed and lonely, so it makes sense that therapy involving companion animals would be a good fit. In fact, pets have far more to offer than clever antics and fuzzy bodies: they’re good for […]
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Maintaining Dignity for Someone with Dementia

When you’re the caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you face challenges far beyond the day-to-day reality of providing physical care. Your loved one relies on you for so much support that it can be easy to think of him or her as a child as you step into a protective, parental role. It’s […]
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7 Things to Keep in Your Caregiving Closet

If you’re responsible for the care of an elderly person, you know that it’s important to be organized and prepared, always expecting the unexpected. It’s also important to have on hand the things you may need because it’s not always easy to get to a store on short notice. Here’s a helpful list, so that […]