Your dog or cat may be a great asset to your overall health and well-being. With longevity, a dog could be a great partnership in your plan for both physical and emotional health as you get older.
Can service dogs help those with dementia or Alzheimer's? Yes. Trained service dogs can help someone with dementia navigate the world for a better quality of life - easing some of the burdens on family caregivers.
If your elder Mom or Dad is transitioning to long-term care adding a pet to the caregiving team can be a huge benefit for both your parent and the animal.
A person's transition into a long-term care facility can benefit with use of photographs and mementos, including pet drawings, to ease fears. Advance planning will make life's transitions easier on the whole family.
The kids are out of the house and now you need a new face to look at. Perhaps your older mom and dad need something to keep them active. Having the right dog can be helpful, fun and good for your health and well-being.