A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness
Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.
A Pilot Study Assessing the Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Outreach Program
Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Dispenza, Franco, Parker, Lindy, Chang, Catherine Y., Cunnien, Taffey
About cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Rijken, Mieke, Beek, Sandra
About Cats and Dogs ... Reconsidering the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Health Related Outcomes in Community-Dwelling Elderly
About cats and dogs... Reconsidering the relationship between pet ownership and health related outcomes in community-dwelling elderly
Having a pet has been claimed to have beneficial health effects, but methodologically sound empirical studies are scarce. Small sample sizes and a lack of information about the specific type of pets involved make it difficult to draw unambiguous conclusions. We aimed to shed light...
Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa
An ethicist's commentary on the case of the elderly client seeking "unnecessary" medical advice
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking
Contributor(s):: Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., Pychyl, T. A.
An exploration of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults
Contributor(s):: Smith, Judith M.
Animal Care and the Elderly
Contributor(s):: Bennett, Amy E.
May 06 2015
Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits Seminar
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Application to Older Adults in Long Term Care
Contributor(s):: Mercer, Kimberly Ann
Animal-assisted therapy and loneliness in nursing homes: use of robotic versus living dogs
Contributor(s):: Banks, Marian R., Willoughby, Lisa M., Banks, William A.
Are consumers going to the dogs (and cats and birds)?
Contributor(s):: Hennings, B. A.
Artificial Emotions: Robots Caring for the Elderly
Contributor(s):: Banks, W. A.
Avian companionship in alleviation of depression, loneliness, and low morale of older adults in skilled rehabilitation units
Contributor(s):: Jessen, J., Cardiello, F., Baun, M. M.
Biopsychosocial Factors and Cognitive Function in Cat Ownership and Attachment in Community-dwelling Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Branson, Sandra M., Boss, Lisa, Padhye, Nikhil S., Gee, Nancy R., Trötscher, Thea T.
Few studies consider the health benefits of pet ownership from a biopsychosocial perspective, and a paucity of studies investigate cat ownership. The current study was designed to determine if psychosocial factors (stress, loneliness, and depression), biological levels of stress and...
Brief report: Presence of a dog, pet attachment, and loneliness among elders
| Contributor(s):: Eshbaugh, Elaine M., Somervill, John W., Kotek, Justina H., Perez, Elizabeth, Nalan, Kayla R., Wilson, Claire E., Bullis, Quinn T.
Canaries, cats, and canines
| Contributor(s):: Donker, Catherine E., Heidenreich, Heidi M.
Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T) Dogs
Unconditional Love. That is the main attribute of all Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T.) Dogs. Canine Assisted Therapy, (C.A.T.), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in August of 2009 to address the need of companionship for those in nursing homes, hospice, assisted living, and...