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  1. The benefits of companion animals for senior living facilities

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    A new Vetstreet article examines some of the benefits companion animals can bring to senior living facilities. HABRI Central’s own Dr. Alan Beck provides additional insight into what sorts of...

  2. Psychological and social effects to elderly people by robot-assisted activity

    Contributor(s):: Shibata, Takanori, Wada, Kazuyoshi, Saito, Tomoko, Tanie, Kazuo

  3. Animal-assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Prosine?ki, Nina

  4. Pet Encounters

    Contributor(s):: Beckmann, Antje, Wesenberg, Sandra

  5. Pets, pies, and videotape: Conducting in-home observational research with late-life intergenerational families

    Contributor(s):: Carpenter, Brian D., Balsis, Steve

  6. Reminiscence and older adults

    Contributor(s):: Soltys, Florence Gray, Kunz, John A.

  7. A survey of public opinion on the actual condition and the requirement for animal assisted relaxation activity: the significance of future Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

    Contributor(s):: Narita, T., Kiyama, M., Kawakami, T., Choi, HyoungRak, Hayasaki, M.

    Questionnaires were sent out to 84 veterinary clinics and 792 public homes and services for the aged and/or the handicapped and day care centres for the elderly in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan [date not given], to determine the public opinion on animal-assisted activity and therapy. The responses...

  8. Effects of the interaction with dolphins on physical and mental conditions of the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Akiyama, J., Sugimoto, K., Ohta, M.

    The effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on the physical and physiological health of old people have been well known. In general, dogs, cats and small animals have been used at the AAT for seniors. In this study we tried to clarify physical and mental effects of the interactions of old people...

  9. Geriatrics. Care for animals in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Shibanai, H.

  10. Survey of animal breeding in nursing homes for the aged

    Contributor(s):: Masu, H., Kumasaka, T.

    A questionnaire survey for animal breeding was conducted in 72 nursing homes for the aged in Japan [date not given]. Numerous institutions breed animals to improve the patients' quality of life. Many of the institutions that do not conduct such programmes cited reasons concerned with the burden...

  11. TigerPlace: training veterinarians about animal companionship for the elderly

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Rantz, M. J., McKenney, C. A., Cline, K. M. C.

    Students learn more effectively when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Therefore, case studies have become increasingly popular as a way to teach students about a representative subject. This article discusses the benefits of case studies, with a primary focus on how case studies...

  12. A long-term study of elderly people in nursing homes with visiting and resident dogs

    Contributor(s):: Crowley-Robinson, P., Fenwick, D. C., Blackshaw, J. K.

  13. A friendly dog as potential moderator of cardiovascular response to speech in older hypertensives

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Cook, L. K., Tsai, C. C., Picot, S. J.

    As the population ages and obesity increases, the number of older adult hypertensives is rising dramatically. Uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) increases, and reducing blood pressure (BP), lowers cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular reactivity, defined...

  14. Attachment to pet dogs and depression in rural older adults

    Contributor(s):: Miltiades, H., Shearer, J.

    The purpose of this study was to learn more about the relationship between pet attachment, the ability to care for a pet, and depression in older adults. One hundred and seventeen Caucasian, older, adult dog owners in rural, south-central Pennsylvania were recruited using non-random sampling...

  15. Comparison of the effect of human interaction, animal-assisted therapy, and AIBO-assisted therapy on long-term care residents with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Kramer, S. C., Friedmann, E., Bernstein, P. L.

    The number of elderly people in the United States is projected to more than double to 80 million by the year 2050, which will likely result in an increased incidence of dementia. Although AAT programs have been instituted as therapeutic activities for residents of long-term care facilities, there...

  16. The influence of companion animals on the psychological health of older adults

    Contributor(s):: May, C.

    Companion animals are thought to have an influence on the psychological health of older adults. It has been suggested that interacting with companion animals affects psychological functioning by reducing depression, anxiety, loneliness and stress, and improving social competence, social interest,...

  17. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together

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    | Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck

    A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or...