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Geriatric Program for the Small Animal Clinic
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Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Molly Flaherty, Karen Campbell
Geriatric medicine is becoming increasingly important in small animal practice. Although this area of practice is a relatively new focus, the benefits of such programs are becoming apparent to the veterinarian and clients. Pets are living longer and geriatric pets occupy a significant portion of...
Effectiveness of a social robot, 'Paro,' in a VA long-term care setting
Contributor(s):: Lane, Geoffrey W., Noronha, Delilah, Rivera, Alexandra, Craig, Kathy, Yee, Christina, Mills, Brent, Villanueva, Eimee
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...
Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.
Stare psy sa piekne: Sylwia Kurzela at TEDxPiotrkowskiaStreet
Contributor(s):: Sylwia Kurzela
Old dogs are beautiful! This is a beautiful and touching talk given by Sylwia Kurzela, a radio presenter and a dog lover.Sylwia, “łodzianka nie z urodzenia, lecz z wyboru”, jest prezenterką związaną z Radiem Eska Łódź. Ponadto, na Uniwersytecie Łódzkim kształci się...
Burrowing Deeper: What Rabbit-Assisted Activities Mean to Older Adults
Contributor(s):: Natalie Pitheckoff
Using animal-assisted activities as a recreational program for older adults has long been practiced. Despite its utilization, there is limited research on this topic and no research has exclusively focused on rabbits. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to explore the meaning and...
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
Human impact of a pet therapy program in three geriatric facilities
Contributor(s):: Savishinsky, Joel S.
Eden Alternative: The Texas Project
Contributor(s):: Sandy Ransom
Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...
Impact of the Eden Alternative™ on Texas Nursing Homes Residents' Quality of Life: A Psychosocial Perspective
Contributor(s):: Rich Wylie
What effect does the Eden Alternative™ have on the quality of life of nursing home residents? Recent studies on this innovative approach to changing nursing home culture have yielded promising results using medical and administrative indicators. However, these studies...
Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators
Contributor(s):: Jaime Lee Hollingsworth
This thesis outlines the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy and discusses the necessary process for the successful planning and implementation of a therapy dog program in a long-term geriatric care facility. An ever-increasing amount of research proves the physiological,...
The effects of group and individual animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in residents of long-term care facilities
Contributor(s):: Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to reduce the loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In this study, we determined the relative contribution of socialization (human-human bonding) and human-animal bonding as mechanisms by which AAT reduces loneliness. Residents...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: An Exploration of Its History, Healing Benefits, and How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Set Up Programs
Contributor(s):: Ernst, Lorraine
Animal-Assisted Health Care
Contributor(s):: Shelkey, Mary, Capezuti, Liz, Malone, Michael L., Katz, Paul R., Mezey, Mathy Doval
Pet Ownership Among Older Adults
Contributor(s):: The Editoral Staff,, Capezuti, Liz, Malone, Michael L., Katz, Paul R., Mezey, Mathy Doval
Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 17
Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Sharing the Banfield Vision, pg 1The Veterinarian's Responsibility in Family Violence, pg 4Is There a HAB When There is an Emergency, pg 5Veterinary Students and the Human-Animal Bond, pg 6Pawsitively Fit for Life, pg 7Canine and Feline Geriatric...
Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.
In the Company of Wolves: The Physical, Social, and Psychological Benefits of Dog Ownership
Contributor(s):: Knight, Sarah, Edwards, Victoria
Petmanship: Understanding Elderly Filipinos' Self-Perceived Health and Self-Esteem Captured from their Lived Experiences with Pet Companions
Contributor(s):: de Guzman, Allan B., Cucueco, Denise S., Cuenco, Ian Benedict V., Cunanan, Nigel Gerome C., Dabandan, Robel T., Dacanay, Edgar Joseph E.