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  1. 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

  2. Equine assisted activities and therapies: A case study of an older adult

    Contributor(s):: Wehofer, Lisa, Goodson, Nicole, Shurtleff, Tim L.

  3. Evaluation of association between retention in the home and attendance at puppy socialization classes

    Contributor(s):: Duxbury, M. M., Jackson, J. A., Line, S. W., Anderson, R. K.

  4. Evolution of research into the mutual benefits of human–animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Karyl J. Hurley, Regina Bures

    There has been unprecedented development of research into human–animal interaction (HAI) in recent years, and this has produced rapid growth in our knowledge and understanding of the benefits that accrue from pet ownership. Recent evidence and developments in the field of HAI have improved...

  5. Exploring human/animal intersections: Converging lines of evidence in comparative models of aging

    Contributor(s):: Trojanowski, John Q., Hendricks, Joan C., Jedrziewski, Kathryn, Johnson, F. Brad, Michel, Kathryn E., Hess, Rebecka S., Cancro, Michael P., Sleeper, Meg M., Pignolo, Robert, Teff, Karen L., Aguirre, Gustavo D., Lee, Virginia M. Y., Lawler, Dennis F., Pack, Allan I., Davies, Peter F.

  6. 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...

  7. Feline behavior guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners

    Contributor(s):: Overall, K. L., Rodan, I., Beaver, B. V., Carney, H., Crowell-Davis, S., Hird, N., Kudrak, S., Wexler-Mitchel, E.

    The benefits of living with a pet are now well recognized. By preventing and treating behavior problems, veterinarians have the opportunity to protect and strengthen the human-animal bond and increase the quality of life for pets and pet owners. The goal of the American Association of Feline...

  8. 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...

  9. Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in frequency of play with pets among middle-aged men: a behavioral genetic analysis

    Contributor(s):: Jacobson, K. C., Hoffman, C. L., Vasilopoulos, T., Kremen, W. S., Panizzon, M. S., Grant, M. D., Lyons, M. J., Xian, H., Franz, C. E.

  10. Gerontological Society of America 2009 conference briefs: alternative and complementary therapies for healthy aging

    Contributor(s):: Richeson, N. E., Buettner, L. L., Rose, K. M., Burgener, S.

  11. Get a pet

    Contributor(s):: Koff, Art

  12. Global innovations to enhance the lives of older people

  13. Greening the lifecycle: Ecopsychology, aging and art therapy

    Contributor(s):: Rugh, Madeline M., King, Straja Linder

  14. Greening the lifecycle: Ecopsychology, aging and art therapy

    Contributor(s):: Rugh, Madeline M., King, Straja Linder, Kopytin, Alexander, Rugh, Madeline

  15. 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.

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

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Kiely Mueller, Nancy Dreschel, Regina M. Bures

    Background We focused on human-animal interaction (HAI) as an important aspect of social functioning at the individual level, framing this emerging field from a public health perspective. Methods Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) 2012 HAI module, we describe the...

  17. Human-animal interaction in the aging boom

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Rebecca, Bibbo, Jessica, Fine, Aubrey H.

  18. 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...

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

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

  20. Internet users' perception of the importance of signs commonly seen in old animals with age-related diseases

    | Contributor(s):: M. Davies

    Unless practices are running a screening programme to detect disease, veterinarians rely on owners to recognise abnormal signs and present their animal to them for examination and diagnosis. Common age-related diseases often present with similar clinical signssuch as polydipsia, weight loss...