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  1. 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...

  2. "Being in the present": the meaning of the interaction between persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog

    Contributor(s):: Swall, Anna

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites

    Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin

  7. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.

  8. 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

  9. Contrary to stereotypes, a nursing home resident radiates dignity and joy

    Contributor(s):: Ladwig, Susan, Fee, Elizabeth, Brown, Theodore M.

  10. Day care and Alzheimer's disease: a weekend program in New York City

    Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, Ellen

  11. Little Magic work wonders

    Contributor(s):: Maher, Lisa

  12. Nonpharmacological management of agitated behaviours associated with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Forbes, Dorothy A., Peacock, Shelley, Morgan, Debra

  13. Nursing unit designed for Alzheimer's disease patients at Newton Presbyterian Manor

    Contributor(s):: Kromm, David, Kromm, Young-Hie Nahm

  14. Patients respond to aquariums

    Contributor(s):: Edwards, Nancy E., Beck, Alan M.

  15. Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease

    Contributor(s):: Baker, F. M., Jordan, Barry, Barclay, Laurie, Schoenberg, Bruce S.

  16. Specialized services for demented residents in Washington state nursing homes: report of a survey

    Contributor(s):: Mayers, Kathleen, Block, Christina

  17. Stimulating the Senses [pet therapy]

    Contributor(s):: Devi, Gayatri, Mitchell, Deborah R.

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...