Pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, is increasingly being used in retirement residences. Studies show that pet therapy is an effective way to improve emotional, social, and cognitive functioning in people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. But what is pet therapy and what are the benefits? Pet therapy is a guided interaction with specially trained animals. Dogs and cats are the most common animals used in pet therapy. The benefits include: 1) Decreased stress & blood pressure – Pets have a remarkably calming effect. From a cat’s purr to a dog’s comforting presence, the sense of relaxation that many…

Home renovations are a major undertaking for anyone. From redoing your kitchen to building a home addition, home renovation can also produce a lot of waste. Before you start tearing out walls or flooring, it pays to consider what you’re going to do with all that renovation debris. Removing Non-Hazardous Renovation Debris Non-hazardous renovation debris should not be difficult to get rid of. You can drive debris yourself to a landfill, where you may have to pay a fee to trash it, or you can hire a junk removal company to take care of the debris for you. There’s a…

Some people love to drive their cars. They get a feeling of being alive and of exhilaration when they head down the road. Of course it helps if the car you are driving has significant horsepower and the roads are open. If you also have beautiful scenery around you like say in the country of Ireland, it adds even more to the experience. But we must remember that driving a car is a privilege and not a right that must be taken seriously, so that you and others on the road can be safe. In a country like Ireland where…

Wedding planning includes all of the details necessary to make the date special for all of those involved. At the heart of the events is of course the lovely couple who will tie the knot and be married forever in eternal bliss.  But also family and close friends have an emotional and probably financial investment in the wedding and wedding related events and want to see them be memorable For this reason, it is important that the elements selected for the vent meaning every detail from the location of each event, to the band and the invitations to each event…

There is one deceptive item that people flush down the toilet even though it causes lots of plumbing problems. While the packaging says otherwise, flushable wipes should never be tossed in the toilet. A single wipe will make it through your home’s plumbing system without an issue — like hair or floss, the problem lies when there is a large amount that collects together. Since they are not easily biodegradable, the mass gets bigger as more wipes come down the pipes. When they bind together, they will eventually form a toilet clog that can’t be fixed with a plunger. A…