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Aging with animals: Pets can help older adults, but they come with challenges

People are happier and live longer when they are around animals.

Age Action said it would welcome dog walking community schemes in Ireland. Photograph: IStock

Elderly people, in general, can be at risk of social isolation. They are no longer employed, many friends have died, they may have financial considerations ...

Pets are an important part of people's lives, and can be especially valuable to elderly adults. Many studies have shown that regular interaction with ...

Woman cradling dog

Thelma Balmaceda, age, 4, pets Viola, the resident canine at the Children's Inn on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Families ...

In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Legacy Senior Living shares information on how pets improve older adults' lives and why you should consider an older ...

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What is Pet Therapy

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Dogs are our best friends no matter what our age. Here's how to find the best dogs for elderly people.

The importance of informal social support networks for older adults' physical and emotional well-being is widely documented, and pets can often serve as ' ...

What is evident from various studies, is that elderly people are less likely to keep pets than the rest of the population with only 28% of elderly ...

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Should I Start Elder Pet Care?

Pets can help keep you healthy and engaged. The simple daily activities and interactions typical between pets and their owners can help older adults ...

Helping older people keep their pets: interview with Karen Schlieper

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Gayle Krigel poses with her dogs Mousse, left, and Shanny in Kansas City,

Senior Pet Care. Senior Pet Care Just as people age and become high risk for ...

An older woman shakes paw with her spaniel. It's widely assumed that pets add quality to ...

This is a case where pet Animeals - Man and dog lo res (3) food will be provided to ...

While an elderly person must consider the work and responsibility that comes with owning an animal, the pros to pet-owning can far outweigh any cons.

Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health

With dogs living longer, the number of senior pets is on the rise. Now, with those over 7 years of age being categorized as adults and subcategorized as ...

Pets make excellent companions for older adults who live alone, but keeping a pet healthy requires feeding it, walking it and treating it humanely.

It's understandable, therefore, that many elderly people rely on pets as life companions, particularly following the loss of a partner, or if they live away ...

Pet therapy can help seniors with depression, anxiety, dementia, and more! Here we're at Newport Nursing, a rehab center in Newport Beach, CA

Like people, individual dogs and cats age differently. Being alert to changes can help both you and your pet make these the best of times. Senior Dog

Pet Adoption Programs Can Help. Some popular services match older adults with aging cats and dogs

Older Adults Walking Dog Having a dog was linked to ...

Aging and depression: 9 key facts

Jersey, a 10-year-old female beagle, is one of the elderly canines getting help from the Edmonton chapter of Elderdog. (Elderdog/Facebook)

Pet Love For Older Adults

Pets and elderly people

Helping seniors live with pets. Pets & elderly people

Pets are so very important for the well-being of the elderly. According to Dr. Duffy Jones, a veterinarian in Atlanta, GA, “The value that animals bring to ...

With humans, there is a bit of a debate over when people are considered seniors. In pets, the line is even more blurry. November is National Senior Pet ...

People are always curious how old their pet is in human years. Everyone has heard the basic rule of thumb that dogs age seven years for every human year.

What are the Best Dogs for Seniors?

Just like people, the medical needs of senior animals change over time. In fact, pets age at nearly 7 times the rate humans do.

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Pets help reduce depression and can help prevent loneliness, which is extremely important among our service users and the elderly in general. We're big ...

Aging with animals: Pets can help older adults, but they come with challenges

Pet Food Assistance (PFA). Nevada Humane Society's Pet Food Assistance program provides cat or dog food to individuals and ...

Keep your pet healthy with twice-a- year exams. This is especially important for middle-aged and senior pets.

Ideal Dog Breeds for Aging Adults in North Broward, FL

Never before have so many people lived for so long. Life expectancy has nearly doubled over the last century, and today there are 35.8 million Americans age ...

Variable adoption fees are higher than our standard adoption fees, which enable us to care for animals in need of lifesaving medical and ...

The Special Needs of the Senior Cat. Thinkstock. Cats are individuals and, like people ...

Special Bond Between Older Adults and Their Pets. Man with dog

Did you know that once your pet reaches 7 years of age, he or she is considered a “senior”? Just like people, senior pets start to slow down a little bit ...

Pet with man in wheelchair

Potential Health Benefits of Pets for Older Adults: Findings from the Pet Assisted Living ...

Pets are becoming a popular choice for older people. Whether it's a dog, cat, or even a rabbit, a pet can provide social and emotional stimulation.

One of the best things a person can do at any age is to adopt a dog. Dogs can provide a tremendous amount of love and joy, and are a great way ...

The RSPCA is celebrating the wonderful bond between people and dogs this Older People's Day by urging elderly people to consider taking on an older rescue ...

While it can vary based on species, size, and breed, generally speaking any pet over the age of seven is considered a senior. Just like people, the needs of ...

"We see smiles in people who haven't smiled in ages"- Marcel's mum

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As you know, pets age faster than people and before you know it, your pet is considered a senior. Just like people, senior pets start to slow down a little ...

For many people pets have become an integral part of their lives, even more so for older adults. With children grown and gone, our pets become our constant ...

Older woman with three pet dogs on a bench outside in Dayton, OH

Research shows that older people who have pets enjoy better physical and emotional health. Animals fill a void in the lives of the elderly who are alone ...

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Pets are at risk during extremely cold weather, and experts advise pet owners to pay

Pets And Seniors: How Pet Ownership Can Benefit Aging Adults

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Dog owners aged 65 and over, spent on average an additional 22 minutes walking,

An elderly couple walks their dalmatian dog.

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... the literature on pet ownership by older adults discusses the health benefits, the challenges and opportunities, and what might be done to promote it.

Why Senior Pets are Amazing Companions for Elders in Bethlehem, PA

Image of an older adult with a kitten, both of whom are reaping the benefits

By Richard Cross, Editor of The Dog Clinic. Every dog ages differently – larger breeds tend to age quicker – but all dogs are ...

... dogs should be loaned to the elderly because they keep people a decade younger. Dog owners have significantly lower levels of anxiety and depression

Benefits of Pets for Elderly. Most working adults look forward to ...

We would always ask anyone considering bringing a four-legged friend into their life, to rehome a rescue dog. We have thousands of dogs of all shapes and ...

Aging is a natural part of life for people and for pets, however, pets age faster than people. Most pets can be considered to be a senior at the age of 7 ...

Rabbits make great first pets for families with older (middle-school and up) age children or for older people who live alone and want a cuddly companion.

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elderly man with chihuahua

Aging with animals: Pets can help older adults, but they come with challenges

People are happier and live longer when they are around animals.

Age Action said it would welcome dog walking community schemes in Ireland. Photograph: IStock

Thelma Balmaceda, age, 4, pets Viola, the resident canine at the Children's Inn on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Families ...

What is Pet Therapy

Elderly people, in general, can be at risk of social isolation. They are no longer employed, many friends have died, they may have financial considerations ...

Pets are an important part of people's lives, and can be especially valuable to elderly adults. Many studies have shown that regular interaction with ...

Dog

older-man-sitting-in-chair-with-dog

Dogs are our best friends no matter what our age. Here's how to find the best dogs for elderly people.

Woman cradling dog

In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Legacy Senior Living shares information on how pets improve older adults' lives and why you should consider an older ...

The importance of informal social support networks for older adults' physical and emotional well-being is widely documented, and pets can often serve as ' ...

CAS Dog Senior 01

What is evident from various studies, is that elderly people are less likely to keep pets than the rest of the population with only 28% of elderly ...

Should I Start Elder Pet Care?

Pets can help keep you healthy and engaged. The simple daily activities and interactions typical between pets and their owners can help older adults ...

Helping older people keep their pets: interview with Karen Schlieper

older woman-and-dog beach

An older woman shakes paw with her spaniel. It's widely assumed that pets add quality to ...

This is a case where pet Animeals - Man and dog lo res (3) food will be provided to ...

It's understandable, therefore, that many elderly people rely on pets as life companions, particularly following the loss of a partner, or if they live away ...

While an elderly person must consider the work and responsibility that comes with owning an animal, the pros to pet-owning can far outweigh any cons.

Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health

Gayle Krigel poses with her dogs Mousse, left, and Shanny in Kansas City,

Like people, individual dogs and cats age differently. Being alert to changes can help both you and your pet make these the best of times. Senior Dog

Pet therapy can help seniors with depression, anxiety, dementia, and more! Here we're at Newport Nursing, a rehab center in Newport Beach, CA

With dogs living longer, the number of senior pets is on the rise. Now, with those over 7 years of age being categorized as adults and subcategorized as ...

Aging and depression: 9 key facts

Jersey, a 10-year-old female beagle, is one of the elderly canines getting help from the Edmonton chapter of Elderdog. (Elderdog/Facebook)

Pet Adoption Programs Can Help. Some popular services match older adults with aging cats and dogs

With humans, there is a bit of a debate over when people are considered seniors. In pets, the line is even more blurry. November is National Senior Pet ...

Pets and elderly people

Pet Love For Older Adults

Helping seniors live with pets. Pets & elderly people

Pets are so very important for the well-being of the elderly. According to Dr. Duffy Jones, a veterinarian in Atlanta, GA, “The value that animals bring to ...

What are the Best Dogs for Seniors?

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Older Adults Walking Dog Having a dog was linked to ...

Pets help reduce depression and can help prevent loneliness, which is extremely important among our service users and the elderly in general. We're big ...

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elderly person petting guinea pig

Never before have so many people lived for so long. Life expectancy has nearly doubled over the last century, and today there are 35.8 million Americans age ...

The Special Needs of the Senior Cat. Thinkstock. Cats are individuals and, like people ...

Potential Health Benefits of Pets for Older Adults: Findings from the Pet Assisted Living ...

Pet with man in wheelchair

One of the best things a person can do at any age is to adopt a dog. Dogs can provide a tremendous amount of love and joy, and are a great way ...

"We see smiles in people who haven't smiled in ages"- Marcel's mum

Pet Food Assistance (PFA). Nevada Humane Society's Pet Food Assistance program provides cat or dog food to individuals and ...

Ideal Dog Breeds for Aging Adults in North Broward, FL

Variable adoption fees are higher than our standard adoption fees, which enable us to care for animals in need of lifesaving medical and ...

Special Bond Between Older Adults and Their Pets. Man with dog

Research shows that older people who have pets enjoy better physical and emotional health. Animals fill a void in the lives of the elderly who are alone ...

Companion Robot Pets: for older people

Cats for elderly

Pets are becoming a popular choice for older people. Whether it's a dog, cat, or even a rabbit, a pet can provide social and emotional stimulation.

Learn how to minimize pet separation when your elder care loved one moves to a senior care facility.

For many people pets have become an integral part of their lives, even more so for older adults. With children grown and gone, our pets become our constant ...

Health benefits

The benefit of a good relationship with a pet can benefit more people than just the elderly owner themselves. Other people often consider pet ...

... dogs should be loaned to the elderly because they keep people a decade younger. Dog owners have significantly lower levels of anxiety and depression

Benefits of Pets for Elderly. Most working adults look forward to ...

elderly man with chihuahua

Pets are at risk during extremely cold weather, and experts advise pet owners to pay

Pal is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is a good example of a dog who is a key member of his household.

Dog owners aged 65 and over, spent on average an additional 22 minutes walking,

An elderly couple walks their dalmatian dog.

Senior Citizen Superhero Forms Senior Dog Rescue Group

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Image of an older adult with a kitten, both of whom are reaping the benefits

dog. Owning a dog may help older adults ...

Rabbits make great first pets for families with older (middle-school and up) age children or for older people who live alone and want a cuddly companion.

Pets are good for everyone, at every age! Pets can bring fun, companionship, and activity to your household.

What is pet therapy, and how can it help people living in residential care? Elderly woman in a wheelchair with a rabbit

Therapy Dog with Elderly Lady

Having a companion pet can be a great solution for loneliness, especially for older people. Is it always true, however? Owning a dog is a fun, but it can ...

For older adults, especially those who live alone, owning a pet can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve the symptoms of chronic conditions such as ...

Elderly woman with pet dog

10 Remarkable Ways Dogs Benefit Elderly People

Older Caucasian woman petting dog on front porch.

How animals can improve the Mental Health of Elderly Residents

Pets often go undiagnosed because the changes are very subtle early on, but unlike normal brain aging in which there is a very gradual progression, ...

It's a Dog's Life: designing senior living communities for Fido

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