Spotting the signs of depression in the elderly

According to the Mental Health Foundation, depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 and over. It is estimated that 85% of older people with depression don’t receive any help at all. Older people are more susceptible to depression as they can be lonely and not see friends or family members […]

The benefits of owning a cat for the elderly

Animals can play a huge role in anyone’s life, but particularly in an elderly person’s life as they can often be their only companion. It’s important than an elderly person is able to stay in the comfort of their own home, among familiar surroundings and with their beloved pets around them. Owning a pet can […]