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How are dogs good for the elderly?

  1. sholland10 profile image94
    sholland10posted 5 years ago

    How are dogs good for the elderly?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Dogs are good for elderly persons in exactly the same way they are good for anyone else.

    The provide unlimited affection, and serve to only love and protect their masters.

  3. jandee profile image56
    jandeeposted 5 years ago

    Company, Something to care for, Wonderful exercise,comfort when one is down.
    Important one is protection and confidence they give as well as helping us to socialise when out in parks enabling us to meet new friends.   Oops! nearly forgot this one Humour (Boxer Dog).......................Good for everyone as previous writer said.

  4. Catherine Deslipp profile image60
    Catherine Deslippposted 5 years ago

    When you get older you get very lonely. For my grandma it gave her something to do everyday (feed her, let her outside, cuddle with her). For the elderly it feels the void of emptiness so many of them feel.

  5. jodeci profile image59
    jodeciposted 5 years ago

    Dogs are good for the elderly. Besides comfort some dogs can be trained as therapy dogs which these dogs will provide various assistance to the elderly such as help for opening the refridgerator, other small assistance for around the house.

    Therapy dogs are good for stress reliever and making older people (or anyone) feel "good" happier.These therapy dogs are also trained to alert when there are signs of danger.