MouseBreath: Purrfect Senior Companions

Over the last few years, pet companions have become popular with older adults who are feeling lonely or have dementia. A 2017 study revealed that the interaction between aging adults and animals — whether real or robotic — can help lower blood pressure, ease anxiety, reduce feelings of loneliness, and improve overall quality of life. Some nursing homes even offer pet therapy for dementia patients to ease any unintended agitation and aggression.

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