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  1. The experience of animal therapy in residential aged care in New Zealand: a narrative analysis

    Contributor(s):: Wong, Gemma, Breheny, Mary

  2. ‘It gives you more to life, it's something new every day’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of wellbeing in older care home residents who keep a personal pet

    Contributor(s):: Freedman, Shoshanna, Paramova, Petia, Senior, Victoria

  3. Activities outside of the care setting for people with dementia: a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: D'Cunha, N. M., Isbel, S., McKune, A. J., Kellett, J., Naumovski, N.

    OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from interventions investigating the effects of out of care setting activities on people with dementia living in residential aged care. DESIGN: A systematic review. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of...

  4. Eläinavusteinen erityispedagogiikka : Koira-avusteisen työskentelyn merkitys kahdelle kehitysvammaiselle henkilölle kotona ja toimintakeskuksessa

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    | Contributor(s):: Norma Tiainen

    Opinnäytetyö on kvalitatiivinen, toiminnallinen tutkimus, jonka tavoite oli tuoda esille eläinavusteista työskentelyä, sen hyötyjä ja soveltamismahdollisuuksia erityispedagogisessa toiminnassa aikuisten kehitysvammaisten henkilöiden kanssa. Toiminnalliset...

  5. The Influence of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy on the Establishment of the Therapeutic Alliance with Maltreated Children in Residential Care

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    Background: A large proportion of maltreated children carry their experiences as secrets into adulthood, leading to the continuation of the maltreatment, developmental trauma, and prevention of treatment. Many undiscovered maltreated children are referred to therapy due to behavioral and...

  6. Animals in recovery: how to develop an animal therapy program at a residential treatment facility for people with a mental health diagnosis

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Ann Kintz

    Animal therapy has many health benefits for people and can be incorporated into the mental health recovery process. People with a mental health diagnosis can suffer from many negative mental health symptoms. Currently there is not a formal animal therapy program for people living at a residential...

  7. Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla

    Objectives The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home residents is known to be very high, with depression and agitation being the most common symptoms. The possible effects of a 12‐week intervention with animal‐assisted activities (AAA) in nursing homes...

  8. Enhancing special education environments with animal-assisted interventions at Green Chimneys: Opportunities and practical considerations

    | Contributor(s):: Kaufmann, Michael E., Beetz, Andrea, Kinoshita, Miyako, Ross, Samuel, Jr., Fine, Aubrey H.

  9. Mentalizing and emotional labor facilitate equine-assisted social work with self-harming adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Carlsson, Catharina, Nilsson Ranta, Daniel, Traeen, Bente

  10. Pet animals as socializing catalysts in geriatrics: An experiment in non-verbal communication therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Corson, Samuel A., Corson, Elizabeth O'Leary, Levi, Lennart

  11. Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2

    | Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian

  12. Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.

  13. Influence of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on the attachment representations of youth in residential care

    | Contributor(s):: Balluerka, Nekane, Muela, Alexander, Amiano, Nora, Caldentey, Miquel A.

  14. Effective animal-intervention for long term care residents

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, Lori R.

    Discusses the benefits of interactions between animals and the elderly, specifically long-term care residents. The paper presents clearly delineated steps needed to successfully introduce "live-in" animals, visiting animals and a human-animal team intervention program. Emphasis is placed on...

  15. Dog-assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Residential Aged Care Facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  16. Adult pets of alcoholics: Another underserved population

    | Contributor(s):: Weinberg, Jon R., Schnapps, Blackberry

  17. Cow as co-therapist: Utilization of farm animals as therapeutic aides with children in residential treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Mallon, Gerald P.

  18. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents: The influence on self-image, self-control and trust

    | Contributor(s):: Bachi, Keren, Terkel, Joseph, Teichman, Meir

  19. Some of our best therapists are dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Mallon, Gerald P.

  20. Old man's best friend: Animal-assisted intervention for older people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Ann-Marie Wordley

    Dementia results in the loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills and is often accompanied by behavioural and psychological symptoms such as agitation, aggression, wandering and noisiness. Previous research has demonstrated that Animal-Assisted Interventions have some promise in...