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

    Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin

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

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

  4. 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

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

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

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

    Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, Ellen

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. Little Magic work wonders

    | Contributor(s):: Maher, Lisa

  11. Nonpharmacological management of agitated behaviours associated with dementia

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

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

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

  13. Patients respond to aquariums

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

  14. Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  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...