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  1. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith

  2. Animais solidários: a zooterapia como extensão universitária para idosos institucionalizados

    Contributor(s):: Gisele Dela Ricci, Carina Torelli, Maria de Fatima Martins, Thiago William de Almeida

    This study aimed to introduce different animals into Vicente de Paulo Asylum quotidian, in Pirassununga city, State of São Paulo, through the lonely animals’ project of veterinary medicine and husbandry faculty of São Paulo State University, researching identify the best way...

  3. Animal Care and the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.

  4. Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell

    Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...

  5. Clinical feasibility of cognitive testing in dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Heckler, M. C. T., Tranquilim, M. V., Svicero, D. J., Barbosa, L., Amorim, R. M.

    Several cognitive tests have been developed to evaluate specific aspects of human and animal learning and memory. These tests have been used for early detection of cognitive deficits and to monitor the treatment of dogs with cognitive impairment. Thus, this article evaluated the feasibility of...

  6. Companion Animals and Health in Older Populations: A Systematic Review

    Contributor(s):: Hughes, M. J., Verreynne, M. L., Harpur, P., Pachana, N. A.

  7. Companion animals for elderly women: The importance of attachment

    Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, Anna, Winefield, Helen Russell, Beckwith, Melinda

    Much research exploring the relationship between companion animals and physical and psychological health is quantitative and inconclusive, and inconsistent findings have been reported. In this study, we conducted interviews with 11 elderly women and considered the themes that emerged from the...

  8. Critical Review of Research Methods Used to Consider the Impact of Human–Animal Interaction on Older Adults' Health

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Gee, Nancy R.

  9. Does the attachment system towards owners change in aged dogs?

    Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Carnier, P., Gabai, G., Adamelli, S., Marinelli, L.

  10. Dog ownership, functional ability, and walking in community-dwelling older adults

    Contributor(s):: Gretebeck, Kimberlee A., Radius, Kaitlyn, Black, David R., Gretebeck, Randall J., Ziemba, Rosemary, Glickman, Lawrence T.

  11. Effect of a companion dog on depression and anxiety levels of elderly residents in a long-term care facility

    Contributor(s):: le Roux, Marieanna C., Kemp, Rene

  12. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Richeson, Nancy E.

  13. Environmental support to assist an older adult with independent living: safety and activity accommodation in a senior's home

    Contributor(s):: Hazen, Marilyn M., McCree, Suesetta

  14. Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan

    Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress. However, the increased costs of owning an animal may discourage seniors on a fixed income from...

  15. Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, Keith A., Lord, Linda K., Hill, Lawrence N., McCune, Sandra

    Older adults are at high risk for physical illness and emotional disorders, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status. Pet ownership has the potential to reduce the impact of these problems by providing companionship, reducing social isolation, and enhancing physical activity and...

  16. Get a pet

    Contributor(s):: Koff, Art

  17. Global innovations to enhance the lives of older people

  18. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

    Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.

  19. Human–Animal Interaction and Older Adults: An Overview

    Contributor(s):: Nancy R. Gee, Megan K. Mueller, Angela L. Curl

    Both pet ownership and animal-assisted therapy are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and the science of human–animal interaction (HAI) seeks to explore how these relationships with animals can impact health and well-being. In particular, one burgeoning area of research is...

  20. In the Company of Wolves: The Physical, Social, and Psychological Benefits of Dog Ownership

    Contributor(s):: Knight, Sarah, Edwards, Victoria