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 disease....
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...
Can therapy dogs evoke awareness of one's past and present life in persons with Alzheimer's disease?