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Having a pet could help you stay sharper as you age: Study 

05/03/2022 03:29 PM | Click to read full article

Research suggests that long-term pet ownership could actually be good for your brain, even helping to slow cognitive decline in older adults.

A preliminary study released Wednesday by researchers at the University of Michigan linked owning a pet for five or more years to delayed aging in the brain in adults around the age of 65.