Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol
Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin
Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...
Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla
The Evaluation of an Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention for Elders with Dementia in Long-Term Care
Contributor(s):: Sellers, Debra M.
This study examined the effects of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the social and agitated behaviors of elders with dementia residing in long-term care. A purposefully selected sample of four elders from one skilled nursing facility in a rural community participated in the study. Utilizing an...
Animal-assisted therapy and agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia: A matched case–control trial
Contributor(s):: Majić, Tomislav, Gutzmann, Hans, Heinz, Andreas, Lang, Undine E., Rapp, Michael A.
Dementia Drugs May Worsen Older Adults' Conditions
Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.
Nonpharmacological management of agitated behaviours associated with dementia
Contributor(s):: Forbes, Dorothy A., Peacock, Shelley, Morgan, Debra
Dogs as an intervention for behavioral symptoms of older adults with dementia: a systematic review
Contributor(s):: Katie E. McLellan, Kirsten Wilbur (adviser), Anne B. James (adviser), George Tomlin (adviser)
The purpose of this systematic review was to determine if dogs are an effective occupational therapy intervention for reducing agitation and increasing social participation among older adults with symptoms of dementia by examining and rating the current published evidence. Studies were included...
Therapeutic robocat for nursing home residents with dementia: Preliminary inquiry
Contributor(s):: Libin, Alexander, Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska
Managing dementia agitation in residential aged care
Contributor(s):: Bidewell, John W., Chang, Esther
Companion Animals and Persons With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Therapeutic Possibilities
Contributor(s):: Baun, Mara M., McCabe, Barbara W.
Editorial: Memory and loss
Contributor(s):: Rowland, Christopher V., Jr.
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia
Contributor(s):: Richeson, Nancy E.
Robotherapy in dementia care: a pilot project using artificial reality in dementia care
Management of agitation in individuals with Dementia: An animal-assisted therapy approach
Contributor(s):: Karen L. Tanner
Dementia is not a natural and normal part of aging, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with dementia experience emotional distress or behavioral problems best summed up by the term agitation. Approximately 90% of individuals with dementing illnesses demonstrate problem...
Equine agitation behaviors
Contributor(s):: Weeks, J., Beck, A. M.