A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
Contributor(s):: Michelle Rose
The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...
"Being in the present": the meaning of the interaction between persons with Alzheimer's disease and a therapy dog
Contributor(s):: Swall, Anna
Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker
Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela
Médiation animale et troubles psycho-comportementaux de la démence : évaluation en unité de vie protégée
| Contributor(s):: Colney, Laëtitia
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This brief article discusses some of the findings of the impact of integrating fish into the therapeutic medium for different populations of people. It mentions research findings of the impacts of aquariums for alzheimer patients, dolphin assisted therapy for people with a variety of...
The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients
There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...
Dogs and puppies : heartwarming stories of man's best friend : an interactive book for memory-impaired adults
| Contributor(s):: Schneider, Matthew, Drapac, Deborah
Canines Can Be Trained for Caregiver Assistance
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
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.
Welfare in a shelter dog rehomed with Alzheimer patients
| Contributor(s):: Piva, E., Liverani, V., Accorsi, P. A., Sarli, G., Gandini, G.
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...
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...
Changing the culture for dementia care : the path to a better quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease
| Contributor(s):: Griffin, Randy L.
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...