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  1. Pet Caretaking and Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Older US Adults

    Contributor(s):: Branson, Sandra, Cron, Stanley

    The purpose of this study was to compare risk factors for dementia in pet caretakers and non-pet caretakers in adults aged 50 years and older, and to examine the association between pet caretaking and conversion of normal baseline cognition to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and conversion of...

  2. Pet ownership supports quality of life in home-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease

    Contributor(s):: Välimäki, T., Koivisto, A., Kärkkäinen, V., Selander, T., Hongisto, K., Rusanen, M.

  3. Effects of Pet Therapy in Elderly Patients with Neurocognitive Disorders: A Brief Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sbrizzi, C., Sapuppo, W.

    INTRODUCTION: Neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) are disturbances highly related to age. This means that, with the increasing trend in life expectancy, there is also an increase in this diagnosis, although NCDs are not exclusively found in the population over 65 years old. Likely, they will...

  4. The Positive Effects of Pet Ownership on Alzheimer's Disease

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    | Contributor(s):: Rusanen, M., Selander, T., Kärkkäinen, V., Koivisto, A.

    BACKGROUND: Human-animal interactions are known to have many beneficial psychosocial and psychophysiological effects on persons with and without medical health conditions. There are no previous prospective studies with long follow-up times on the effects of domestic pets on the persons with...

  5. Neurological Mechanisms of Animal-Assisted Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease: A Hypothetical Review

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, Sujin, Nam, Yunkwon, Ham, Min-Joo, Park, Chisoo, Moon, Minho, Yoo, Doo-Han

  6. Benefits of dog-assisted therapy in patients with dementia residing in aged care centers in Spain

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    | Contributor(s):: Vegue Parra, E., Hernandez Garre, J. M., Echevarria Perez, P.

    (1) Background: Currently, the scientific evidence on the benefits of assisted therapy with dogs in dementia is not clear. In this study, we want to evaluate such benefits through a randomized controlled clinical trial in multiple centers across the country. (2) Methods: The participants were...

  7. 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.

  8. What Are the Benefits of Pet Ownership and Care Among People With Mild-to-Moderate Dementia? Findings From the IDEAL programme

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    | Contributor(s):: Carol Opdebeeck, Michael A. Katsaris, Anthony Martyr, Ruth A. Lamont, James A. Pickett, Isla Rippon, Jeanette M. Thom, Christina Victor, Linda Clare

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. Trained assistance dogs for people with dementia: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Marks, G., McVilly, K.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. Evaluation of the efficacy of animalā€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

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  16. Canines Can Be Trained for Caregiver Assistance

  17. Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities

  18. 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...

  19. Direct Interventions for Improving the Performance of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Mahendra, Nidhi

  20. Welfare in a shelter dog rehomed with Alzheimer patients

    | Contributor(s):: Piva, E., Liverani, V., Accorsi, P. A., Sarli, G., Gandini, G.