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  1. 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...

  2. Impact of the Eden Alternativeā„¢ 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. Animal-Assisted Therapy: An Exploration of Its History, Healing Benefits, and How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Set Up Programs

    Contributor(s):: Ernst, Lorraine

  6. Animal-Assisted Health Care

    Contributor(s):: Shelkey, Mary, Capezuti, Liz, Malone, Michael L., Katz, Paul R., Mezey, Mathy Doval

  7. Pet Ownership Among Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: The Editoral Staff,, Capezuti, Liz, Malone, Michael L., Katz, Paul R., Mezey, Mathy Doval

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. Changes in patient mood through animal-assisted activities in a palliative care unit

    Contributor(s):: Kumasaka, Takayuki, Masu, Hideo, Kataoka, Mika, Numao, Akiko

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 17

    Full-text: Available

    Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Sharing the Banfield Vision, pg 1The Veterinarian's Responsibility in Family Violence, pg 4Is There a HAB When There is an Emergency, pg 5Veterinary Students and the Human-Animal Bond, pg 6Pawsitively Fit for Life, pg 7Canine and Feline Geriatric...

  14. Dog-assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Residential Aged Care Facilities

    Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  15. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.

  16. In the Company of Wolves: The Physical, Social, and Psychological Benefits of Dog Ownership

    Contributor(s):: Knight, Sarah, Edwards, Victoria

  17. 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.

  18. Animals, aging, and the aged

    Contributor(s):: Bustad, Leo K.

  19. Choreographing Identities and Emotions in Organizations: Doing "Huminality" on a Geriatric Ward

    Contributor(s):: Symons, G. L.

  20. Pet therapy in elderly patients with mental illness

    Contributor(s):: Moretti, Francesca, De Ronchi, Diana, Bernabei, Virginia, Marchetti, Lucia, Ferrari, Barbara, Forlani, Claudia, Negretti, Francesca, Sacchetti, Cleta, Atti, Anna Rita