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The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan
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| Presentations | Contributor(s): Ming-Lee Yeh
Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.
Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included...
Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions
| Theses | Contributor(s): Lindsay Burton
Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to...
Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande
| Theses | Contributor(s): Emma Gäddnäs
Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de...
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these...
The Role of Veterinary Education in Safety Policies for Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Freeman, L. M.
J Vet Med Educ
Djurens inverkan på den äldre människans välbefinnande
| Theses | Contributor(s): Alexsina Gustafsson
Detta examensarbete var ett beställningsarbete av Lovisa stad. Syftet med arbetet var att ta reda på hur djuren påverkar den äldre människans välbefinnande....
A Systematic Assessment of Stress and Attention via short-term Canine Association: Differences Between Cognitive Functioning, Performance and Subjective Experience
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kristin Marie Finkbeiner
Humans have coexisted with animals since the beginning, with their relationship evolving over time from one that was predatory-based (i.e. eat or be eaten), to fascination, to domestication, to...
Pals for Life
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that brings pets to those who need them throughout the Delaware Valley. Our mission is to enable people to lead happier, healthier, more...
Visiting Pet Team of South Mississippi
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Mason N McLary
Our caring volunteers and their sweet dogs spread love and sunshine in hospitals, nursing centers, assistant living centers and libraries!
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...
Angel Paws is another avenue that is provided to help victims through their trauma. By presenting the therapy dogs, the victims may feel loved and not judged from their experience. By providing a...
Animals in Ohio long-term care facilities
| Reports | Contributor(s): Jason Stull, Tim Landers, Chelsea Fauver
There is strong evidence that animals provide many health benefits to residents living in a long-term care facility (Nursing Home). Although animals may provide benefits to this population, there...
Jesse's Fund for Therapy Dogs, Inc
Jesse’s Fund for Therapy Dogs, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3), was started in April 2015 to ensure therapy dogs are able to continue their service within the community. Therapy dogs currently...
Nepean Therapy Dogs, Inc.
We bring trained therapy dogs to local hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Our therapy dogs help reduce anxiety, depression, stress and lighten up the mood with palliative care families. All...
Alliance of Therapy Dogs
e are a volunteer organization of dedicated therapy dog handlers and their dogs on a mission of sharing smiles and joy. ATD’s goal is to provide registration, support, and insurance for...
Flames to Hope
Flames to Hope, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Noble, Oklahoma dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love and laughter to people of all ages and abilities. All our minis...
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging...
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Thodberg, Karen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University,...
Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
John Wiley & Sons