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  1. Depression, loneliness, and pet attachment in homebound older adult cat and dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Sandy M. Branson, Lisa Boss, Stanley Cron, Dennis C. Turner

    Background: Companion animals may reduce depression and loneliness in socially isolated homebound older adults. However, whether owning a cat or dog is more beneficial in this population remains unknown.Materials and Methods: Pet attachment and the levels of depressive symptoms and loneliness...

  2. The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone

    Contributor(s):: Tess Reed

    Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact of owning a cat or a dog for persons aged 65 or older who resided alone. Nine participants, two male...

  3. The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients

    Contributor(s):: Sophia M. Elliott

    This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairments as well as the increase in well-being and happiness in...

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Application to Older Adults in Long Term Care

    Contributor(s):: Mercer, Kimberly Ann

  5. A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.

  6. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.

  7. Animal Care and the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.

  8. Pet ownership may attenuate loneliness among older adult primary care patients who live alone

    Contributor(s):: Stanley, I. H., Conwell, Y., Bowen, C., Van Orden, K. A.

    OBJECTIVES: Older adults who report feelings of loneliness are at increased risk for a range of negative physical and mental health outcomes, including early mortality. Identifying potential sources of social connectedness, such as pet ownership, could add to the understanding of how to promote...

  9. Does owning a pet protect older people against loneliness?

    Contributor(s):: Pikhartova, J., Bowling, A., Victor, C.

  10. An exploration of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults

    Contributor(s):: Smith, Judith M.

  11. Pets and the level of loneliness in community dwelling older adults

    Contributor(s):: Nunnelee, Jane Baker

  12. Relationships among loneliness, human social support, pet attachment support, and subjective well-being in older adults

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.

  13. Pets and Loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Woodward, John C., Queen, Janel

  14. Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T) Dogs

    Unconditional Love. That is the main attribute of all Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T.) Dogs. Canine Assisted Therapy, (C.A.T.), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in August of 2009 to address the need of companionship for those in nursing homes, hospice, assisted living, and...

  15. Ageless allies

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa

  16. Animal-assisted therapy and loneliness in nursing homes: use of robotic versus living dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Banks, Marian R., Willoughby, Lisa M., Banks, William A.

  17. Canaries, cats, and canines

    | Contributor(s):: Donker, Catherine E., Heidenreich, Heidi M.

  18. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Banks, Marian R., Banks, William A.

    BackgroundAnimal-assisted therapy (AAT) is claimed to have a variety of benefits, but almost all published results are anecdotal. We characterized the resident population in long-term care facilities desiring AAT and determined whether AAT can objectively improve loneliness. MethodsOf 62...

  19. Long-term residence and loneliness: myth or reality?

    | Contributor(s):: Francis, G., Odell, S. H.

  20. Pet Ownership and Older Women: The Relationships Among Loneliness, Pet Attachment Support, Human Social Support, and Depressed Mood

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.