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  1. Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan

    Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress. However, the increased costs of owning an animal may discourage seniors on a fixed income from...

  2. Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell

    Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...

  3. Neighbourhoods, dogs and walking: An exploration of factors relevant to healthy aging in place

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    | Contributor(s):: Toohey, Ann Madeline

  4. Los beneficios de la terapia asistida por animales como alternativa terapeutica para los profesionales de la salud al ofrecer servicios a envejecientes de 45 anos en adelante con diagnostico de discapacidad intelectual

    | Contributor(s):: Lugo Rios, Eric R.

  5. Transitioning registered handler-animal therapy from the institution to the community

    | Contributor(s):: Green, Analeah

  6. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  7. Perceptions and attitudes of school-age children toward older persons and aging

    | Contributor(s):: Anasuri, Sadguna

  8. Conceptual framework of human-animal relationships: An empirical examination

    | Contributor(s):: Keil, Carolyn Ivey Pugh