Older Adult Men's Emotional Bonds with Their Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller
Knowledge of the deeper meanings of attachment to companion animals is limited, particularly in terms of older adults. This study employed a modified grounded theory method, a phenomenological lens and a life course perspective to gather and analyze data garnered from individual interviews and...
Older Adults' Perspective: Exploring the Experience of Owning a Guide Dog
| Contributor(s):: Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen
Guide dogs have been shown to be an effective assistive device that can help older adults with low vision navigate their community and improve overall well-being. Despite vast research conducted on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited research exists on the facilitators and barriers of...
4 life lessons from our old dogs | Elizabeth Johnson | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Johnson
This talk explores and shares key ways we can support the healthier aging of our dogs and our humans. We can learn from the many parallels in how people and dogs age, and doing so can make the often challenging caregiving journey a better one, for all our aging loved ones, while helping us to...
The role of pets in the support systems of community-dwelling older adults: a qualitative systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Reniers, P. W. A., Declercq, I. J. N., Hediger, K., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Gerritsen, D. L., Leontjevas, R.
The Significance of Pets for Vulnerable Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Explorative Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Reniers, Peter W. A., Leontjevas, Ruslan, Declercq, Ine J. N., Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Gerritsen, Debby L., Hediger, Karin
Older adults receiving long-term care at home (LTCH-clients) were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its countermeasures. Previous research suggests that pets can mitigate some of the pandemic’s impacts for older adults but results are contradictory. Our aim was to investigate experiences of...
First-Time Experience in Owning a Dog Guide by Older Adults with Vision Loss
| Contributor(s):: Kitsum Li, Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen
Introduction: Dog guides were found to be effective in helping adults with vision loss navigate in the community and improve overall well-being. In spite of the vast amount of literature on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited study exists on older adult with vision loss experience...
The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults with Dementia
| Contributor(s):: Alison Waid Higgins
A Systematic Review of the Effect of Assistance Dog Ownership on Practical Support, Health, and Wellbeing: Implications for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Salmon, A. J., Pachana, N. A.
The Effects of Pet Dog-Assisted Activities on Self-Esteem, Depression and Cognitive Function among Elderly People
| Contributor(s):: Esther Shin, Sung-Kook Lee
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pet dog-assisted activities on self-esteem, depression and cognitive function of elderly people Method: The experimental group(pet dog-assisted group) consisted of 22 people over 65 years old out of about 90 elderly people...
Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.
Tripping Over Pets Can Have Life-Changing Consequences
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Falls caused by pets can cause serious injuries, especially to the elderly.
Leashes, Litterboxes, and Lifelines: Exploring Volunteer-Based Pet Care Assistance Programs for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: McLennan, K., Rock, M. J., Mattos, E., Toohey, A. M.
At the convergence of population aging and pet-ownership, community stakeholders are well-positioned to support older adults’ relationships with companion animals through age-related transitions in health and living arrangements. In this study’s setting, a volunteer-based pet care...
Visiting Hours: Spacetimes of Human-Animal Interaction in South African Elder Care
| Contributor(s):: Golomski, C.
This article examines human-animal interaction in elder care by focusing on an old age home in postapartheid South Africa. Residents admire and desire to be near animals, but staff mostly prohibit pets and service animals due to regulations about hygiene and frailty. Instead, people make...
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...
The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors
| Contributor(s):: Zazie Todd
Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.
COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people
| Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.
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 Impact of Robotic Companion Pets on Depression and Loneliness for Older Adults with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Fogelson, D. M., Rutledge, C., Zimbro, K. S.
Pets: Their Effects On The Elderly
| Contributor(s):: Marjorie Flynn
Pets have always had a capacity for putting human beings in touch with life. Watching a puppy or a kitten at play stirs a joy somewhere deep within us bringing with it a smile or a chuckle. Pets remind us of spring, of youth, of all there is to see on this earth that is new and alive. Pets keep...