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  1. The psychological and behavioural effects of an animal-assisted therapy programme in Korean older adults with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Baek, S. M., Lee, Y., Sohng, K. Y.

    AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological and behavioural effects of animal-assisted therapy on cognitive function, emotional state, problematic behaviours, and activities of daily living among older adults with dementia. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest...

  2. 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....

  3. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  4. Wirkungen tiergestützter Interventionen auf Menschen mit Demenz in ambulant betreuten Wohngemeinschaften

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Naber

    Die vorliegende Dissertation untersucht die Auswirkungen von regelmäßig stattfindenden tiergestützten Interventionen auf Menschen mit Demenz, die in ambulant betreuten Wohngemeinschaften leben. Zudem werden die Auswirkungen der tiergestützten Interventionen auf die...

  5. Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Leng, M., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z.

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

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

  7. Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review

    | Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.

  8. Effects of dog-assisted therapy in adults with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Zafra-Tanaka, J. H., Pacheco-Barrios, K., Tellez, W. A., Taype-Rondan, A.

  9. An exploratory study of an equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia living in a residential care facility

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah L Busselman

    There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (Alzheimer's Association, 2015) and the prevalence of dementia is predicted to rise to one million new cases per year. As there is no cure for dementia, health care for people with...

  10. Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.

  11. Paro-hyljerobotti mahdollistamassa ikääntyvän muistisairaan ihmisen kommunikaatio- ja vuorovaikutustaitoja

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    | Contributor(s):: Juulia Mourujärvi, Anna Ruuskanen

    Ikääntyneiden määrä kasvaa ja sen myötä myös muistisairaiden ihmisten määrä lisääntyy. Muistisairauden edetessä ihmisen kommunikaatio ja vuorovaikutus muuttuu, minkä vuoksi hän tarvitsee tukea...

  12. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke G. J. A. Schuurmans, Inge Noback, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers

    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  13. Photo-Elicited Conversations about Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Engagement and Communication in Dementia Care: A Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Asp, M.

  14. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Social Behaviors and Emotional Expressions: A Single-Case Experimental Design in 3 People With Dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Perez-Saez, E., Perez-Redondo, E., Gonzalez-Ingelmo, E.

  15. Effectiveness of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program to Enhance Quality of Life in Institutionalized Dementia Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Briones, M. A., Pardo-Garcia, I., Escribano-Sotos, F.

  16. 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...

  17. Engagement in elderly persons with dementia attending animal-assisted group activity

    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, C., Pedersen, I., Bergland, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Ihlebaek, C.

  18. Promoting mealtime function in people with dementia: A systematic review of studies undertaken in residential aged care

    | Contributor(s):: Fetherstonhaugh, D., Haesler, E., Bauer, M.

  19. Seeing a Brain Through an Other: The Informant’s Share in the Diagnosis of Dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Tessier, Laurence Anne

  20. Animal-Assisted Intervention and Dementia: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Yakimicki, M. L., Edwards, N. E., Richards, E., Beck, A. M.