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Old man's best friend: Animal-assisted intervention for older people with dementia

By Ann-Marie Wordley

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Abstract

Dementia results in the loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills and is often accompanied by behavioural and psychological symptoms such as agitation, aggression, wandering and noisiness. Previous research has demonstrated that Animal-Assisted Interventions have some promise in increasing social behaviour and reducing the behavioural and psychological symptoms in people with dementia. The current program of research further investigated Animal-Assisted Interventions for people with dementia.

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Deborah Maron

Date 2010
URL http://hdl.handle.net/2440/62243
Language English
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University The University of Adelaide
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  1. Affective symptoms
  2. Aggressive behavior
  3. Animal-assisted therapies
  4. Cats
  5. Cognitive disorders
  6. Companion
  7. Family
  8. Health
  9. Human health
  10. Humans
  11. nursing home patients
  12. Older adults
  13. Residential Care Institutions
  14. therapy animals