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13 February 2014

Pet Therapy & Aging

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Pet Therapy & Aging

Many seniors in today’s fast paced society often find themselves feeling left behind and lonely. Especially those dealing with an illness or diagnoses that may leave them home bound. Depression can sometimes set in as a result of these feelings of seclusion, especially in individuals that once led generally active lifestyles.

Researchers today are looking towards a new type of therapy and it isn’t talk, physical or occupational. Pet therapy has been shown to improve the moods of seniors and on occasion even the behaviors of those affected with a disease like Alzheimer/dementia.

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