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  1. Pet-therapy: a trial for institutionalized frail elderly patients

    Contributor(s):: Stasi, M. F., Amati, D., Costa, C., Resta, D., Senepa, G., Scarafioiti, C., Aimonino, N., Molaschi, M.

  2. Pets and older people

  3. Pets and the Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond

    In April 2003, PAWSitive InterAction held its second annual educational summit — “Think PAWSitive! 2003: Pets and The Aging” — in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore current scientific thinking about the important role pets play in the lives of people as they grow older. With 76...

  4. Pets and the Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Frazier, Billie H., Hayes, Kathleen C.

  5. Power of faith

    Contributor(s):: Brunk, Doug

  6. Preventing behavior problems in puppies and kittens

    Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.

  7. Proceedings of the 6th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting (IVBM), Riccione, Italy, 17-19 June 2007

    A total of 43 abstracts of papers presented at the 6th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting are included in this issue. The following topics are covered: behaviour; behavioural medicine; and clinical ethology; behavioural development; relationship and influence of owners on behaviour;...

  8. Psychological and social effects to elderly people by robot-assisted activity

    Contributor(s):: Shibata, Takanori, Wada, Kazuyoshi, Saito, Tomoko, Tanie, Kazuo

  9. Quality of life of dogs with skin disease and of their owners. Part 2: administration of a questionnaire in various skin diseases and correlation to efficacy of therapy

    Contributor(s):: Noli, C., Colombo, S., Cornegliani, L., Ghibaudo, G., Persico, P., Vercelli, A., Galzerano, M.

  10. Re-evaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer

    Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans sixty-five years and older is expected to double to 88.5 million by 2050, and will represent 19% of the population by 2030.  Not only is the percentage of the population over sixty-five years of age growing, but the...

  11. Refinement of biomarker pentosidine methodology for use on aging birds

    Contributor(s):: Cooey, C. K., Fallo, J. A., Avery, M. L., Anderson, J. T., Falkenstei, E. A., Klandorf, H.

  12. Reminiscence and older adults

    Contributor(s):: Soltys, Florence Gray, Kunz, John A.

  13. Review of 'Pets and the Elderly: The Therapeutic Bond'

    Contributor(s):: Morycz, Richard

  14. Selective attention to humans in companion dogs, Canis familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Bono, G., Regolin, L., Marinelli, L.

    Integration into human societies requires dogs to express adaptable social attitudes, involving high levels of attention to other individuals. In the present study, we developed a new behavioural test, to characterize selective attention towards humans. In the task, the dogs were exposed to the...

  15. Socialization classes for puppies and kittens

    Contributor(s):: Crowell-Davis, S. L.

  16. Stimulating the Senses [pet therapy]

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

  17. Survey shows declining pet ownership among older people

  18. The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality

    Contributor(s):: jessica m hoffman, Kate E. Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to...

  19. The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGreevy, P. D., Sachdev, P. S., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds...

  20. The Elderly and Their Pets