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  1. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapies on Cognitive Mnemonic Capabilities in People Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

    Contributor(s):: Quintavalla, F., Cao, S., Spinelli, D., Caffarra, P., Rossi, F. M., Basini, G., Sabbioni, A.

  2. An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease

    Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...

  3. Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...

  4. Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.

  5. Equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Phillips, G., Darrough, E., Deanna, S., Jarden, M., Johnson, D., Lorch, G.

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using guided interactions with horses as a nonpharmaceutical intervention to improve the physiological and behavioral states of persons with dementia. A convenience sample of persons with dementia was...

  6. Little Magic work wonders

    | Contributor(s):: Maher, Lisa

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

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

  8. Patients respond to aquariums

    | Contributor(s):: Edwards, Nancy E., Beck, Alan M.

  9. Comparison of the effects of toys versus live animals on the communication of patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type

    | Contributor(s):: Greer, Kari L., Pustay, Karen A., Zaun, Tracey C., Coppens, Patrick

  10. Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Baker, F. M., Jordan, Barry, Barclay, Laurie, Schoenberg, Bruce S.

  11. Specialized services for demented residents in Washington state nursing homes: report of a survey

    | Contributor(s):: Mayers, Kathleen, Block, Christina

  12. STIR--Success Through Individual Recreation: working with the low-functioning resident with dementia or Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Russen-Rondinone, Tonya, DesRoberts, Anne-Marie M.

  13. Contrary to stereotypes, a nursing home resident radiates dignity and joy

    | Contributor(s):: Ladwig, Susan, Fee, Elizabeth, Brown, Theodore M.

  14. 'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites

    | Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin

  15. Nonpharmacological management of agitated behaviours associated with dementia

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

  16. Nursing unit designed for Alzheimer's disease patients at Newton Presbyterian Manor

    | Contributor(s):: Kromm, David, Kromm, Young-Hie Nahm

  17. Day care and Alzheimer's disease: a weekend program in New York City

    | Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, Ellen

  18. The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein

    Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban Maryland nursing homes and had a diagnosis. Activities of daily living performance was assessed via the...