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  1. Healthy Pets Healthy People

    Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...

  2. 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

  3. Dogs, cats and Catholic parochial clergy in England and Wales: Exploring the relationship between companion animals and work-related psychological health

    Contributor(s):: Francis, Leslie J., Turton, Douglas W., Louden, Stephen H.

    This study examines the theory that companion animals may contribute to the work-related psychological health of Catholic parochial clergy in England and Wales as a possible antidote to the personal and social loneliness of single celibate men. Data were provided by a sample of 1,482 Catholic...

  4. Pet ownership may attenuate loneliness among older adult primary care patients who live alone

    Contributor(s):: Stanley, I. H., Conwell, Y., Bowen, C., Van Orden, K. A.

    OBJECTIVES: Older adults who report feelings of loneliness are at increased risk for a range of negative physical and mental health outcomes, including early mortality. Identifying potential sources of social connectedness, such as pet ownership, could add to the understanding of how to promote...

  5. The role of pet dogs in casual conversations of elderly adults

    Contributor(s):: Rogers, J., Hart, L. A., Boltz, R. P.

    Casual conversations were recorded as elderly persons routinely walked their dogs through a familiar mobile home park in the United States. Control observations included walks without dogs by owners and non-owners of dogs. All owners talked to and about their dogs. Transcribed conversations...

  6. Does owning a pet protect older people against loneliness?

    Contributor(s):: Pikhartova, J., Bowling, A., Victor, C.

  7. 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.

  8. Goodbye, Brecken: A story about the death of a pet

    Contributor(s):: Lupton, David

  9. Situational factors related to loneliness and loss over time among older pet owners

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A., Gulick, E. E.

  10. Therapy Pets Unlimited

    Therapy Pets Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit (status pending) therapy pet organization founded in 2014.Easing grief, stress, and loneliness through friendly pet visits.

  11. An exploration of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Judith M.

  12. Pets and the level of loneliness in community dwelling older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Nunnelee, Jane Baker

  13. The effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in elderly residents of a long-term care facility utilizing Roy's adaptation model

    | Contributor(s):: Prelewicz, Tonia N.

  14. Exploring adolescent loneliness and companion animal attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Black, Keri

  15. Pets and the elderly: A study of loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Jewiss, Tracey Joanne

  16. Relationships among loneliness, human social support, pet attachment support, and subjective well-being in older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.

  17. Pets and Loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, John C., Queen, Janel

  18. 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...

  19. Ageless allies

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa

  20. 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.