Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers
Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman
Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...
Independent living with mobility restrictions: older people's perceptions of their out-of-home mobility
| Contributor(s):: Luoma-Halkola, Henna, Häikiö, Liisa
We studied older people's perceptions of how they organise their out-of-home mobility and independent living when they face mobility restrictions, based on seven focus groups with older people (N = 28) from a suburb in Finland. This article provides an everyday life view of how the ability...
The Scientific Advancement of Two Nature-Based Interventions for People with Dementia: Adaptive Riding and Adaptive Gardening
| Contributor(s):: Lassell, Rebecca K. F.
People living with dementia are at risk for decreased quality of life (QoL). QoL may be supported through adaptive riding and horsemanship activities and adaptive gardening, two nature-based interventions; yet, they require further scientific advancement. This dissertation sought to...
Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond with Their Pets
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, Monique C.
The Use of Life-Like Robotic Animals in the Acute Care Setting to Assist in the Care of Patients with Dementia
| Contributor(s):: Denby, Abby
The purpose of this pilot project was to describe the effect of life-like robotic animals on the nurses’ ability to provide care, patients’ level of agitation, use of antipsychotic medications, restraint and sitter use for patients with dementia in an acute care setting. Nurses...
The experience of animal therapy in residential aged care in New Zealand: a narrative analysis
| Contributor(s):: Wong, Gemma, Breheny, Mary
‘It gives you more to life, it's something new every day’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of wellbeing in older care home residents who keep a personal pet
| Contributor(s):: Freedman, Shoshanna, Paramova, Petia, Senior, Victoria
Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
| Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan
There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...
The Role of Pets in Supporting Cognitive-Behavioral Chronic Pain Self-Management: Perspectives of Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Janevic, Mary R., Shute, Varick, Connell, Cathleen M., Piette, John D., Goesling, Jenna, Fynke, Julie
Cognitive-behavioral self-management strategies are recommended for older adults with chronic pain. The goal of this study was to explore how pet ownership promotes use of these strategies in everyday life. We conducted four focus groups (N = 25) with dog and cat owners aged ≥70 years with...
Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation
| Contributor(s):: Beata Prendergast
Background: Several studies suggest that nonpharmacological interventions are preferred for first-line therapy when managing symptoms such as agitation associated with dementia. Patients experiencing dementia most likely develop behavioral symptoms throughout the course of their illnesses....
Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lang
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...
Pros and cons of pet ownership in sustaining independence in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Obradović, Nataša, Lagueux, Émilie, Michaud, Frédéric, Provencher, Véronique
Carving out a place for "pets" within the age-friendly agenda: A case study exploring the public health implications of companion animal relationships for older adults who are aging-in-place
| Contributor(s):: Ann Madeline Toohey
Growing numbers of people surpass the age of 65 each year, and a widely adopted response has been to work towards making communities more “age-friendly,” as per the World Health Organization’s age-friendly policy framework. Within this framework, there is no explicit reference...
Critical Review of Research Methods Used to Consider the Impact of Human–Animal Interaction on Older Adults' Health
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Gee, Nancy R.
Managing Aged Animals in Zoos to Promote Positive Welfare: A Review and Future Directions
| 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...
Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals
| Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota
The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...
The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.
La zootherapie au Saguenay: Ampleur, perception et connaissance sur son utilisation dans les residences privees pour personnes agees
| Contributor(s):: Tremblay, Sabrina
An investigation of the impact of companion animals on the residents of an intermediate care facility
| Contributor(s):: Westbrook, Gerald Jay
Staff perceptions of the effects of animal facilitated therapy on institutionalized elderly
| Contributor(s):: Whaley, Mary Elisa