As your cat gets older, it can suffer from a range of problems from limited mobility to dementia. Up to 28 percent of cats aged 11 to 14 experience at least one symptom of feline dementia, and that number jumps to an astonishing 50 percent for cats 15 and older.
Although there is no cure for dementia, you can deal with an older cat’s dementia by noticing changes in its behavior. Cats may get disoriented and cry out in panic, or they may get clingy or distant.
To reduce the effects of dementia, feed your cat a diet rich in nutrients such as antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, omega-3, and beta carotene. Also make sure your cat gets plenty of exercise to keep its brain stimulated and healthy.
With proper care, you can make your cat’s life better by noticing signs of dementia and caring for your cat as it ages. Remember, cats of all ages can bring joy to your life so be sure to return the favor to your cat as well.