Perhaps we always knew it – but the proof is in! Studies suggest that pets are good for your heart – in every sense of the word.
Perhaps we always knew it – but the proof is in! Studies suggest that pets are good for your heart – in every sense of the word. Interacting with animals has been shown to lower cortisol (a stress-related hormone) levels and blood pressure, reduce loneliness and boost your mood. Discover more about the health benefits of human-animal interactions with our favorite clinical geropsychologist and neuropsychologist: Dr Nancy A. Pachana, with a guest appearance from her very own furry friend.
1:30pm Monday 26th August 2019
UQ Healthy Living, Centra, Level 3, 37 Archer Street, Toowong
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About the presenter
Dr Nancy A. Pachana is a clinical geropsychologist, neuropsychologist and professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland, and is co-director of the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative, providing a focal point for clinical, translational ageing-related research at UQ. She has an international reputation in the area of geriatric mental health, particularly with her research on late-life anxiety disorders. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and books on various topics in the field of ageing. Dr Pachana’s research interests include use of assistance animals in later life, older adults and environmental sustainability, driving safety and dementia, teaching and learning in psychogeriatrics and mental health policy and ageing.