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La Teràpia Assistida amb Animals com a tractament de la simptomatologia associada a la demència: disseny d'un estudi experimental
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Contributor(s):: Joana Gassó i Jordán
El nombre de persones afectades de demència no para d’incrementar-se. Els afectats, a més dels símptomes cognitius i el deteriorament funcional, sovint pateixen simptomatologia psicològica i conductual associada. Conforme va avançant la malaltia aquesta...
Evaluation of the efficacy of animal‐assisted therapy based on the reality orientation therapy protocol in Alzheimer's disease patients: A pilot study
Contributor(s):: Menna, Lucia Francesca, Santaniello, Antonio, Gerardi, Federica, Di Maggio, Annamaria, Milan, Graziella
A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
Contributor(s):: Michelle Rose
The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This brief article discusses some of the findings of the impact of integrating fish into the therapeutic medium for different populations of people. It mentions research findings of the impacts of aquariums for alzheimer patients, dolphin assisted therapy for people with a variety of...
The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients
There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...
Canines Can Be Trained for Caregiver Assistance
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...
Direct Interventions for Improving the Performance of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
Contributor(s):: Mahendra, Nidhi
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
Integration of drugs and non-pharmacological intervention to Alzheimer patients
Contributor(s):: Takeda, Masatoshi
Animal-assisted activity and emotional status of patients with Alzheimer's disease in day care
Contributor(s):: Mossello, E., Ridolfi, A., Mello, A. M., Lorenzini, G., Mugnai, F., Piccini, C., Barone, D., Peruzzi, A., Masotti, G., Marchionni, N.
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.
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
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...