Human Animal bond within the context of dementia
Contributor(s):: Beckmann, Antje
Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly
Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.
High Technology Coming to a Nursing Home Near You
Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E.
The Eldercare Factory
Contributor(s):: Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A.
Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities
Patients with Dementia: Caring for horses lifts the spirits
Dogs and Puppies: Heartwarming Stories of Man's Best Friend, An Interactive Book for Memory Impaired Adults
Contributor(s):: Buettner, Linda
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
Non-pharmacological treatments for people with dementia
Contributor(s):: Margioti, E. S.
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...
The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Bennett
This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...
A pet therapy program may improve sleep quality and reduce 'sundowning' in elderly women with dementia
Contributor(s):: Bromundt, V., Klösch, G. Dittami, J.
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
Clinical commentary by Belinda Blecher and Andrea Obholzer, child and adolescent psychotherapists working in Sydney, Australia
Contributor(s):: Blecher, Belinda, Obholzer, Andrea
The waiting room position of mother alongside Grace is reminiscent of how mothers with babies in special care units are often sitting alongside, not quite present in the relationship. The development of the play with the cat taking charge seems important in that Grace is attempting to master a...
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 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...
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...
The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia
Contributor(s):: Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marx, Marcia S., Thein, Khin, Dakheel-Ali, Maha
Objectives: We examined engagement with stimuli in 193 nursing home residents with dementia. We hypothesized that activities and stimuli based on a person's past and current preferences would result in more engagement than other activities/stimuli. Method: The expanded version of the...
The use and implications of a canine companion in a therapeutic day program for nursing home residents with dementia
Contributor(s):: Katsinas, René P.
Reports the use and implications of a Canine Companion within a rehabilitation model program for nursing home residents with dementia. Projected results included elimination of some restraints for wanderers, social interaction between the animal and individuals, between group members about the...
Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons
This review synthesises a wide body of literature concerning research into companion animals and the health of older persons. It is informed by a widely-held conviction among investigators that this research field has important implications for the future of societies and individuals. The human...