Animal-Assisted Activities Boost Older Adults' Esteem
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...
Beneficial effects of animal assisted visits on quality of life during multi-modal radiation therapy–chemotherapy regimens.
Contributor(s):: Fleishman, Stewart, Homel, Peter, Rosenwald, Victoria, Chen, Maurice, Abolencia, Victoria, Gerber, Juliet, Nadesan, Sanjay
Animal assisted activities for geriatric patients
Contributor(s):: Steed, Heather N., Smith, Barbara S.
Older individuals may experience decreased quality of life and increased stress related to life transitions. These include change of residences, the loss of a spouse and/or personal possessions. With these transitions, a decline in physical and emotional health may occur due to social isolation,...