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Pets and Alzheimer's

Posted on April 27, 2018

Pets can bring seniors companionship and stability. For people living with Alzheimer's, pets can bring both friendship and overwhelming responsibilities.

On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for family and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Pets are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about pets:

We have a new cat and grandad has literally brightened up with him.

My mum just found the feeding of the dog too confusing, but it's a shame as she feels safer with a dog around.

Mom has been calling at the door for the cat. This is what helped...

My loved one is now paying more attention to the cat than he ever did before!

I know pets are good, but my husband keeps forgetting he has fed them or else leaves them outside. What do I do?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myALZteam Member said:

I adopted a dog, rescued her. She will be medium-sized. She helps my anxiety while my husband is working. She helps me go outside more often. I house and leash trained her. When I drive my husband to… read more

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