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An examination of pet ownership among elderly caregivers and how it contributes to their well-being

By Cynthia Ann Fiello

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Abstract

As the older population increases, there is a need for increased support for caregivers most of them older themselves. Owning a pet may providesome of this support. This study looked at caregivers age 55 and older of brain-impaired adults and examined whether or not the social support provided by pets during the caregiving time contributes to their well-being.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2002
Pages 85
Department School of Social Work
Degree Master of Social Work
URL https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/etd-project/2063/
Language English
University California State University - San Bernadino
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Older adults
  3. open access
  4. Pet ownership
  5. Pets and companion animals
  6. Well-being
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  1. open access