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  1. Animal-assisted intervention and agitation in patients with dementia: evaluation in a special care unit by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory

    Contributor(s):: Latoch, S., Carnein, S., Kohler, R., Blanc, F., Vogel, T., Kaltenbach, G.

  2. Animal-assisted therapy and agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia: A matched case–control trial

    Contributor(s):: Majić, Tomislav, Gutzmann, Hans, Heinz, Andreas, Lang, Undine E., Rapp, Michael A.

  3. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.

  4. Companion Animals and Persons With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Therapeutic Possibilities

    Contributor(s):: Baun, Mara M., McCabe, Barbara W.

  5. Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

    Contributor(s):: Leng, M., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z.

  6. Dementia Drugs May Worsen Older Adults' Conditions

  7. Dogs as an intervention for behavioral symptoms of older adults with dementia: a systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Katie E. McLellan, Kirsten Wilbur (adviser), Anne B. James (adviser), George Tomlin (adviser)

    The purpose of this systematic review was to determine if dogs are an effective occupational therapy intervention for reducing agitation and increasing social participation among older adults with symptoms of dementia by examining and rating the current published evidence. Studies were included...

  8. Editorial: Memory and loss

    Contributor(s):: Rowland, Christopher V., Jr.

  9. Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol

    Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin

    Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...

  10. Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla

    Objectives The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home residents is known to be very high, with depression and agitation being the most common symptoms. The possible effects of a 12‐week intervention with animal‐assisted activities (AAA) in nursing homes...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Richeson, Nancy E.

  12. Equine agitation behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Weeks, J., Beck, A. M.

  13. Management of agitation in individuals with Dementia: An animal-assisted therapy approach

    | Contributor(s):: Karen L. Tanner

    Dementia is not a natural and normal part of aging, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with dementia experience emotional distress or behavioral problems best summed up by the term agitation. Approximately 90% of individuals with dementing illnesses demonstrate problem...

  14. Managing dementia agitation in residential aged care

    | Contributor(s):: Bidewell, John W., Chang, Esther

  15. Network meta-analysis of comparative efficacy of animal-assisted therapy vs. pet-robot therapy in the management of dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Du, H., Bo, L., Lai, X., Zhu, H., Huo, X.

    OBJECTIVE: This network meta-analysis aimed to compare and rank the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and pet-robotic therapy (PRT) in the management of dementia. METHODS: Relevant studies were identified by searching PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, SCOPUS, and Web of Science...

  16. Nonpharmacological management of agitated behaviours associated with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Forbes, Dorothy A., Peacock, Shelley, Morgan, Debra

  17. Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Horses to Wither Scratching and Patting the Neck When Under Saddle

    | Contributor(s):: Thorbergson, Zoë W., Nielsen, Sharon G., Beaulieu, Rodney J., Doyle, Rebecca E.

    Riding is considered to be an arousing activity for horses. It has been suggested that wither scratching may be a more useful tool for relaxation compared with the common practice of neck patting. In the current study, 18 horses were exposed to 3 treatments, including control or no interaction,...

  18. Psycho-Behavioural Changes in Dogs Treated with Corticosteroids: A Clinical Behaviour Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Notari, Lorella, Kirton, Roxane, Mills, Daniel S.

    Arousal and distress are often important factors in problematic behaviours, and endogenous corticosteroids are important mediators in the associated stress responses. Exogenous corticosteroid treatments have been reported to change behaviour in human patients and laboratory animals, with...

  19. Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of Angus steers during pre-slaughter handling and relationship with temperament and physiological responses

    | Contributor(s):: Stockman, Catherine A., McGilchrist, Peter, Collins, Teresa, Barnes, Anne L., Miller, David, Wickham, Sarah L., Greenwood, Paul L., Cafe, Linda M., Blache, Dominique, Wemelsfelder, Francoise, Fleming, Patricia A.

    This study examined the behavioural expression of cattle immediately prior to slaughter through the process of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA), and compared these results to measurements of physiology and temperament. Twenty-eight Angus steers were filmed while in a funnel chute as they...

  20. Responses of dams versus non-nursing cows to machine milking in terms of milk performance, behaviour and heart rate with and without additional acoustic, olfactory or manual stimulation

    | Contributor(s):: Zipp, Katharina A., Barth, Kerstin, Rommelfanger, Eike, Knierim, Ute

    There is increasing interest in dam rearing where dairy cows are milked and nurse their calves additionally. One shortcoming in dam rearing is the impaired alveolar milk ejection, which lowers the milk yield obtainable by machine milking. In this study dams and non-nursing dairy cows were...