Case Studies of the Impacts of Cataract Surgery on Crested Penguin Welfare
Contributor(s):: Heintz, Matthew R., Fuller, Grace A., Woodhouse, Sarah J., Murray, Anna, Allard, Stephanie M.
As nonhuman animals age, geriatric individuals require additional care and veterinary support to ensure their well being. The focus on lifelong care is a relatively newer approach when providing good welfare, and few studies have examined how veterinary care impacts behavior at different ages or...
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Contributor(s):: Dreseler, J., Kugler, C.
Managing Aged Animals in Zoos to Promote Positive Welfare: A Review and Future Directions
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| Contributor(s):: Bethany L. Krebs, Debra Marrin, Amy Phelps, Lana Krol, Jason V. Watters
Many animals experience physical and behavioral changes as they age. Age-related changes in physical or mental ability can limit the opportunities for animals to experience positive well-being. As animals in zoos are living longer than ever, understanding common physical, cognitive, and...
Factors Informing Outcomes for Older Cats and Dogs in Animal Shelters
| Contributor(s):: Sloane Hawes, Josephine Kerrigan, Kevin Morris
Historically, older cats and dogs have been particularly at-risk for euthanasia in animal shelters due to their lower perceived appeal for adoption. This study found that the condition at intake had the greatest impact on the outcomes of older cats and dogs. Additionally, the application of...
Geriatric Program for the Small Animal Clinic
| Contributor(s):: Molly Flaherty, Karen Campbell
Geriatric medicine is becoming increasingly important in small animal practice. Although this area of practice is a relatively new focus, the benefits of such programs are becoming apparent to the veterinarian and clients. Pets are living longer and geriatric pets occupy a significant portion of...
Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande
| Contributor(s):: Emma Gäddnäs
Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de äldres välbefinnande och vad djur kan betyda för de äldre som bor på...
Effectiveness of a social robot, 'Paro,' in a VA long-term care setting
| Contributor(s):: Lane, Geoffrey W., Noronha, Delilah, Rivera, Alexandra, Craig, Kathy, Yee, Christina, Mills, Brent, Villanueva, Eimee
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Contributor(s):: Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
BackgroundPrevious studies have suggested that visiting dogs can have positive effects on elderly people in nursing homes. We wanted to study the effects of biweekly dog visits on sleep patterns and the psychiatric well‐being of elderly people.MethodsA total of 100 residents (median age: 85.5...
Evaluation of the efficacy of animal‐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
Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell
Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...
Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.
Stare psy sa piekne: Sylwia Kurzela at TEDxPiotrkowskiaStreet
| Contributor(s):: Sylwia Kurzela
Old dogs are beautiful! This is a beautiful and touching talk given by Sylwia Kurzela, a radio presenter and a dog lover.Sylwia, “łodzianka nie z urodzenia, lecz z wyboru”, jest prezenterką związaną z Radiem Eska Łódź. Ponadto, na Uniwersytecie Łódzkim kształci się...
Pet animals as socializing catalysts in geriatrics: An experiment in non-verbal communication therapy
| Contributor(s):: Corson, Samuel A., Corson, Elizabeth O'Leary, Levi, Lennart
The Psychosocial Benefits Of Animal-Assisted Activities On The Quality Of Life For Long-Term Care Residents
| Contributor(s):: Jessica C. Miller Blakely
Relationships and interactions between humans and animals have been observed for many years. Many of these observations have taken place in therapeutic settings and are referred to as Animal-Assisted Therapies (AAT). Previous research completed on AAT has shown positive effects on...
Burrowing Deeper: What Rabbit-Assisted Activities Mean to Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Natalie Pitheckoff
Using animal-assisted activities as a recreational program for older adults has long been practiced. Despite its utilization, there is limited research on this topic and no research has exclusively focused on rabbits. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to explore the meaning and experience...
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
| Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
Human impact of a pet therapy program in three geriatric facilities
| Contributor(s):: Savishinsky, Joel S.
Eden Alternative: The Texas Project
| Contributor(s):: Sandy Ransom
Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...
Impact of the Eden Alternative™ on Texas Nursing Homes Residents' Quality of Life: A Psychosocial Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Rich Wylie
What effect does the Eden Alternative™ have on the quality of life of nursing home residents? Recent studies on this innovative approach to changing nursing home culture have yielded promising results using medical and administrative indicators. However, these studies...
Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators
| Contributor(s):: Jaime Lee Hollingsworth
This thesis outlines the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy and discusses the necessary process for the successful planning and implementation of a therapy dog program in a long-term geriatric care facility. An ever-increasing amount of research proves the physiological,...