Memory loss can be difficult for a loved one to deal with. Pets can actually help your loved one feel more like himself or herself again. Here are three interesting ways a pet can benefit seniors struggling with memory loss.
Depending on the type of pet your loved one has, they can easily benefit from the physical aspect of being a pet owner. Being exposed to animals offers an abundance of physical health benefits. Some common health advantages to pets include:
Seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss can often feel lonely and depressed. Not being able to communicate or do things on their own can cause negative feelings. A pet can help seniors with memory loss in the following ways:
Pets can be a conversation starter. For seniors who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss, social interactions can be difficult. Having a pet can be a great way to get your loved one interacting again. Here are a few ways pets can help:
StoryPoint Senior Living is the home of communities throughout the Midwest, with services available for every level of need. Your loved one and his or her pet can feel right at home and receive the services needed. Schedule a tour or give us a call at 1-844-40-STORY to speak with a Community Specialist about all of the options and amenities available.