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  1. Dog Visiting Programs for Managing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis

    Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta PhD, Collacchi, Barbara MSc, Giuliani, Alessandro PhD, Cirulli, Francesca PhD

  2. 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

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    | 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. La zootherapie au Saguenay: Ampleur, perception et connaissance sur son utilisation dans les residences privees pour personnes agees

    | Contributor(s):: Tremblay, Sabrina

  8. An investigation of the impact of companion animals on the residents of an intermediate care facility

    | Contributor(s):: Westbrook, Gerald Jay

  9. Staff perceptions of the effects of animal facilitated therapy on institutionalized elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Whaley, Mary Elisa

  10. Adults, pets and well-being.

    | Contributor(s):: Staats, S.

  11. Pets and old age

    | Contributor(s):: Levinson, Boris M.

  12. 4-H PetPALS Juvenile Diversion Program Supports At-Risk Youth and Seniors

    | Contributor(s):: Goble, Connie L., Miller, Lucinda B.

    The 4-H PetPALS Juvenile Diversion Program provides a partnership opportunity with Extension and the juvenile court system to positively impact lives of at-risk youth. At-risk youth are taught by 4-H PetPALS adult volunteer leaders and 4-H PetPALS members to value and respect the human-animal...

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  15. The Elderly and Their Pets

  16. Therapeutic seals come to Townsville

    | Contributor(s):: Bodak, Marie, Harwood, June, Pether, Mary, Birks, Melanie

  17. Understanding the Human-Animal Bond: Implications for Practice with Community-Living Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Callahan, Ann M., Brotherton, Regina, Vakalahi, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue, Simpson, Gaynell M., Giunta, Nancy

  18. Characterizing Social and Recreational Programming in Assisted Living

    | Contributor(s):: Hanson, Heather M., Hoppmann, Christiane A., Condon, Karen, Davis, Jane, Feldman, Fabio, Friesen, Mavis, Leung, Pet Ming, White, Angela D., Sims-Gould, Joanie, Ashe, Maureen C.

  19. 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...

  20. "Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith