In the news this week a report stating that we worry more about our pets than loved ones when we’re away from home.  What does this say about society, about our relationships with other people?  Pets offer unconditional love which is why we have such an emotional bond.  They’re also highly sensitive to our moods and behaviors and comfort us when we’re feeling down.  Older adults living alone have a special bond with their pets.  Dogs give us a reason to get moving, get out of the house and can facilitate meeting other people.  How many times have you met someone while walking your dog because your dog took an interest in their dog?  Our emotional bond with pets is good for our health, minds and bodies. This Sunday hear Janet Marlowe, Music for Pets, on The Caring Generation

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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