Numerous studies have found that pet ownership is an effective way to combat depression and loneliness in the elderly. If there’s an aging loved one in your life who’s feeling a little down, a new pet might just be the morale-booster they need.
Although caregiving is a labor of love, it can be very physically and emotionally demanding. If you are currently serving as a caregiver for an aging loved one, here’s how to ask for help without compromising their quality of life.
If you act as a caregiver for an older individual, or if you are a senior yourself, you may want to develop a greater awareness of the causes and approaches to stress in older adult life.