Procedural and emotional religious activity therapy: connecting cognition and affective aspects of Alzheimer's disease
Contributor(s):: Vance, D. E.
Procedural and Emotional Religious Activity Therapy is a new approach for involving adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias with spiritually-laden activities. This therapy works by incorporating religious activities that are both emotionally-salient and have a procedural memory...
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...
Changing the culture for dementia care : the path to a better quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease
Contributor(s):: Griffin, Randy L.
Identification and management of cognitive decline in companion animals and the comparisons with Alzheimer's disease: A review
Contributor(s):: Cory, Julie
Integration of drugs and non-pharmacological intervention to Alzheimer patients
Contributor(s):: Takeda, Masatoshi
Equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia
Contributor(s):: Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Phillips, G., Darrough, E., Deanna, S., Jarden, M., Johnson, D., Lorch, G.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using guided interactions with horses as a nonpharmaceutical intervention to improve the physiological and behavioral states of persons with dementia. A convenience sample of persons with dementia was...
Can therapy dogs evoke awareness of one's past and present life in persons with Alzheimer's disease?
Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.
Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities in Alzheimer's Disease
Contributor(s):: Sibel Cevizci, Halil Murat Sen, Fahri Gunes, Elif Karaahment
This book section discusses animal assisted therapy and its effect on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's Disease.
Newsletter of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 12
Contents:Message from the President, pg 1Delta: Foundation Group-Society, pg 1Veterinarians as Leaders In the Pet Partner Programs, pg 2The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's Website Offers Unique, Innovative Resource for Patients, Families and Caregivers, pg 3Animals and Minor Species in...
A study of animal-assisted therapy and weekday placement of a social therapy dog in an Alzheimer's disease unit
Contributor(s):: Martin, Daun Adair
Dog-assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline
Family and staff perceptions of pet therapy and the well-being of people with Alzheimer's disease
Contributor(s):: McCartin, Laurie Erin
HABRI Central Case Studies: Aquariums in Alzheimer's Care Facilities
Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
When an aquarium is introduced into a care facility for people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, staff and residents both find themselves with less to worry about.
Dementia is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as “the loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that gradually becomes...
Divine Canines provides free animal-assisted therapy services to various populations in Central Texas. Divine Canines was formed in 2004 by a group of dog lovers who had the goal of sharing the unconditional love of dogs with people confined to special needs facilities in Central Texas. We began...
Dogs as an intervention for behavioral symptoms of older adults with dementia: a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Katie E. McLellan, Kirsten Wilbur (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...
'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites
| Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin
Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.
Comparison of the effects of toys versus live animals on the communication of patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type
| Contributor(s):: Greer, Kari L., Pustay, Karen A., Zaun, Tracey C., Coppens, Patrick