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  1. 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...

  2. Animal-assisted therapy in dementia care: a critical appraisal of evidence

    Contributor(s):: Flynn, Rachel, Roach, Pamela

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  4. Refreshing outlook

    Contributor(s):: Cox, Matthew

  5. Reimagining care

    Contributor(s):: Karasik, Rona J., Berry, Judy

  6. Human Animal bond within the context of dementia

    Contributor(s):: Beckmann, Antje

  7. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.

  8. High Technology Coming to a Nursing Home Near You

    Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E.

  9. The Eldercare Factory

    Contributor(s):: Sharkey, N., Sharkey, A.

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

  11. Patients with Dementia: Caring for horses lifts the spirits

  12. Dogs and Puppies: Heartwarming Stories of Man's Best Friend, An Interactive Book for Memory Impaired Adults

    Contributor(s):: Buettner, Linda

  13. Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra

  14. Non-pharmacological treatments for people with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Margioti, E. S.

  15. 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...

  16. The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Stephanie Bennett

    This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...

  17. A pet therapy program may improve sleep quality and reduce 'sundowning' in elderly women with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Bromundt, V., Klösch, G. Dittami, J.

  18. 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

  19. Clinical commentary by Belinda Blecher and Andrea Obholzer, child and adolescent psychotherapists working in Sydney, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Blecher, Belinda, Obholzer, Andrea

    The waiting room position of mother alongside Grace is reminiscent of how mothers with babies in special care units are often sitting alongside, not quite present in the relationship. The development of the play with the cat taking charge seems important in that Grace is attempting to master a...

  20. 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...