Sensory-Based Interventions for Adults with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: A Scoping Review
Contributor(s):: Smith, B. C., D'Amico, M.
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):: Katie Osborn, 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...
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.
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
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.
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.
The effects of group and individual animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in residents of long-term care facilities
| Contributor(s):: Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to reduce the loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In this study, we determined the relative contribution of socialization (human-human bonding) and human-animal bonding as mechanisms by which AAT reduces loneliness. Residents...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: An Exploration of Its History, Healing Benefits, and How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Set Up Programs
| Contributor(s):: Ernst, Lorraine
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,...
The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marx, Marcia S., Thein, Khin, Dakheel-Ali, Maha
Objectives: We examined engagement with stimuli in 193 nursing home residents with dementia. We hypothesized that activities and stimuli based on a person's past and current preferences would result in more engagement than other activities/stimuli. Method: The expanded version of the...
Changes in patient mood through animal-assisted activities in a palliative care unit
| Contributor(s):: Kumasaka, Takayuki, Masu, Hideo, Kataoka, Mika, Numao, Akiko
Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
Animal assisted therapy and perception of loneliness in geriatric nursing home residents
| Contributor(s):: Vrbanac, Z., Zecevic, I., Ljubic, M., Belic, M., Stanin, D., Bottegaro, N. B., Jurkic, G., Skrlin, B., Bedrica, L., Zubcic, D.
Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.
In the Company of Wolves: The Physical, Social, and Psychological Benefits of Dog Ownership
| Contributor(s):: Knight, Sarah, Edwards, Victoria
Petmanship: Understanding Elderly Filipinos' Self-Perceived Health and Self-Esteem Captured from their Lived Experiences with Pet Companions
| Contributor(s):: de Guzman, Allan B., Cucueco, Denise S., Cuenco, Ian Benedict V., Cunanan, Nigel Gerome C., Dabandan, Robel T., Dacanay, Edgar Joseph E.