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Factors Informing Outcomes for Older Cats and Dogs in Animal Shelters
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| Contributor(s):: Sloane Hawes, Josephine Kerrigan, Kevin Morris
Historically, older cats and dogs have been particularly at-risk for euthanasia in animal shelters due to their lower perceived appeal for adoption. This study found that the condition at intake had the greatest impact on the outcomes of older cats and dogs. Additionally, the application of...
Geriatric Program for the Small Animal Clinic
| 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