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,...
Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review
| 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...
Trained assistance dogs for people with dementia: a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Marks, G., McVilly, K.
Exposing the mechanisms underlying successful animal-assisted interventions for people with dementia: A realistic evaluation of the Dementia Dog Project
| Contributor(s):: Ritchie, L., Quinn, S., Tolson, D., Jenkins, N., Sharp, B.
2019Dementia (London)14713012198645051471-301210.1177/1471301219864505engSchool of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, South Lanarkshire, UK.School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland, South Lanarkshire, UK.Alzheimer...
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.
Evaluation of the efficacy of animal‐assisted therapy based on the reality orientation therapy protocol in Alzheimer's disease patients: A pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Menna, Lucia Francesca, Santaniello, Antonio, Gerardi, Federica, Di Maggio, Annamaria, Milan, Graziella
Canines Can Be Trained for Caregiver Assistance
Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities
Positive effect of pets on memory-impaired residents at Silverado communities
| Contributor(s):: Stephen F. Winner
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share the positive effects pets have on individuals diagnosed with various memory-impairing diseases. Design/methodology/approach – Observations were gathered over a period of approximately 18 years, from 1996 to 2014. These...
Direct Interventions for Improving the Performance of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease
| Contributor(s):: Mahendra, Nidhi
Welfare in a shelter dog rehomed with Alzheimer patients
| Contributor(s):: Piva, E., Liverani, V., Accorsi, P. A., Sarli, G., Gandini, G.
Dementia therapy goes to the dogs: pet therapy offers emotional, cognitive, and social benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
| Contributor(s):: Shaw, Gina
Etologia attivita assistite dagli animali e malati de Alzheimer aspetti teorici e risultati pratico-applicativi
| Contributor(s):: Franceschi, N., Verga, M., Galimberti, M., Bigatello, G.
The experience of high levels of grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
| Contributor(s):: Sanders, Sara, Ott, Carol H., Kelber, Sheryl T., Noonan, Patricia
An abundance of literature on caregivers of individuals with dementia has been written since the mid-1980s. However, most of this literature focused on the experience of stress, burden, and depression in caregivers, thus excluding the grief experience that also accompanies the caregiving...
Procedural and emotional religious activity therapy: connecting cognition and affective aspects of Alzheimer's disease
| Contributor(s):: Vance, D. E.
Procedural and Emotional Religious Activity Therapy is a new approach for involving adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias with spiritually-laden activities. This therapy works by incorporating religious activities that are both emotionally-salient and have a procedural memory...
Identification and management of cognitive decline in companion animals and the comparisons with Alzheimer's disease: A review
| Contributor(s):: Cory, Julie
Integration of drugs and non-pharmacological intervention to Alzheimer patients
| Contributor(s):: Takeda, Masatoshi
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...