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La Teràpia Assistida amb Animals com a tractament de la simptomatologia associada a la demència: disseny d'un estudi experimental
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Contributor(s):: Joana Gassó i Jordán
El nombre de persones afectades de demència no para d’incrementar-se. Els afectats, a més dels símptomes cognitius i el deteriorament funcional, sovint pateixen simptomatologia psicològica i conductual associada. Conforme va avançant la malaltia aquesta...
Heartland Mini Hoofs
Heartland Mini Hoofs is a special type of animal assisted program that serves the needs of many Central Illinois residents. We love to meet new friends at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Alzheimer's Units, Schools and other wonderful places. Our handlers bring two or...
Contributor(s):: Deedee O’Brien
Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. It uses the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a...
Evaluation of the efficacy of animal‐assisted therapy based on the reality orientation therapy protocol in Alzheimer's disease patients: A pilot study
Contributor(s):: Menna, Lucia Francesca, Santaniello, Antonio, Gerardi, Federica, Di Maggio, Annamaria, Milan, Graziella
A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
Contributor(s):: Michelle Rose
The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...
"Being in the present": the meaning of the interaction between persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog
Contributor(s):: Swall, Anna
Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker
Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela
Médiation animale et troubles psycho-comportementaux de la démence : évaluation en unité de vie protégée
Contributor(s):: Colney, Laëtitia
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This brief article discusses some of the findings of the impact of integrating fish into the therapeutic medium for different populations of people. It mentions research findings of the impacts of aquariums for alzheimer patients, dolphin assisted therapy for people with a variety of...
The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients
There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...
Dogs and puppies : heartwarming stories of man's best friend : an interactive book for memory-impaired adults
Contributor(s):: Schneider, Matthew, Drapac, Deborah
Canines Can Be Trained for Caregiver Assistance
Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities
Positive effect of pets on memory-impaired residents at Silverado communities
Contributor(s):: Stephen F. Winner
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share the positive effects pets have on individuals diagnosed with various memory-impairing diseases. Design/methodology/approach – Observations were gathered over a period of approximately 18 years, from 1996 to 2014. These...
Direct Interventions for Improving the Performance of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
Contributor(s):: Mahendra, Nidhi
Welfare in a shelter dog rehomed with Alzheimer patients
Contributor(s):: Piva, E., Liverani, V., Accorsi, P. A., Sarli, G., Gandini, G.
Dementia therapy goes to the dogs: pet therapy offers emotional, cognitive, and social benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Contributor(s):: Shaw, Gina
Etologia attivita assistite dagli animali e malati de Alzheimer aspetti teorici e risultati pratico-applicativi
Contributor(s):: Franceschi, N., Verga, M., Galimberti, M., Bigatello, G.
The experience of high levels of grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
Contributor(s):: Sanders, Sara, Ott, Carol H., Kelber, Sheryl T., Noonan, Patricia
An abundance of literature on caregivers of individuals with dementia has been written since the mid-1980s. However, most of this literature focused on the experience of stress, burden, and depression in caregivers, thus excluding the grief experience that also accompanies the caregiving...