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A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
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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...
"Being in the present": the meaning of the interaction between persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog
Contributor(s):: Swall, Anna
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...
Equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia
Contributor(s):: Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Phillips, G., Darrough, E., Deanna, S., Jarden, M., Johnson, D., Lorch, G.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using guided interactions with horses as a nonpharmaceutical intervention to improve the physiological and behavioral states of persons with dementia. A convenience sample of persons with dementia was...
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...
'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites
Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin
Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.
Comparison of the effects of toys versus live animals on the communication of patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type
Contributor(s):: Greer, Kari L., Pustay, Karen A., Zaun, Tracey C., Coppens, Patrick
Contrary to stereotypes, a nursing home resident radiates dignity and joy
Contributor(s):: Ladwig, Susan, Fee, Elizabeth, Brown, Theodore M.
Day care and Alzheimer's disease: a weekend program in New York City
Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, Ellen
Little Magic work wonders
Contributor(s):: Maher, Lisa
Nonpharmacological management of agitated behaviours associated with dementia
Contributor(s):: Forbes, Dorothy A., Peacock, Shelley, Morgan, Debra
Nursing unit designed for Alzheimer's disease patients at Newton Presbyterian Manor
Contributor(s):: Kromm, David, Kromm, Young-Hie Nahm
Patients respond to aquariums
Contributor(s):: Edwards, Nancy E., Beck, Alan M.
Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease
Contributor(s):: Baker, F. M., Jordan, Barry, Barclay, Laurie, Schoenberg, Bruce S.
Specialized services for demented residents in Washington state nursing homes: report of a survey
Contributor(s):: Mayers, Kathleen, Block, Christina
Stimulating the Senses [pet therapy]
Contributor(s):: Devi, Gayatri, Mitchell, Deborah R.
STIR--Success Through Individual Recreation: working with the low-functioning resident with dementia or Alzheimer's disease
Contributor(s):: Russen-Rondinone, Tonya, DesRoberts, Anne-Marie M.
The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia
Contributor(s):: Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein
Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban Maryland nursing homes and had a diagnosis. Activities of daily living performance was assessed via...
Effects of animal-assisted therapy for responding to passive behavior in elderly nursing home residents with dementia: A single subject design study
Contributor(s):: Cherie Ann Soprano
Passive behavior (PB) is a behavioral disturbance that affects 61 to 88 percent of nursing home residents (NHRs) with dementia. PB in persons with dementia (PWD) often leads to such negative consequences as, social isolation, loss of physical functioning, excess disability, and further cognitive...