The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support
| Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller, Elizabeth G. Hunter
Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...
Demographic Change Across the Lifespan of Pet Dogs and Their Impact on Health Status
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| Contributor(s):: Lisa J. Wallis, Dóra Szabó, Boglárka Erdélyi-Belle, Enikö Kubinyi
Although dogs' life expectancies are six to twelve times shorter than that of humans, the demographics (e. g., living conditions) of dogs can still change considerably with aging, similarly to humans. Despite the fact that the dog is a particularly good model for human healthspan, and the...
Greening the lifecycle: Ecopsychology, aging and art therapy
| Contributor(s):: Rugh, Madeline M., King, Straja Linder, Kopytin, Alexander, Rugh, Madeline
Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell
Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...
| Contributor(s):: Rugh, Madeline M., King, Straja Linder
Re-evaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss
The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans sixty-five years and older is expected to double to 88.5 million by 2050, and will represent 19% of the population by 2030. Not only is the percentage of the population over sixty-five years of age growing, but the...
Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Keith A., Lord, Linda K., Hill, Lawrence N., McCune, Sandra
Older adults are at high risk for physical illness and emotional disorders, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status. Pet ownership has the potential to reduce the impact of these problems by providing companionship, reducing social isolation, and enhancing physical activity and...
The Elderly and Their Pets
Understanding the Human-Animal Bond: Implications for Practice with Community-Living Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Callahan, Ann M., Brotherton, Regina, Vakalahi, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue, Simpson, Gaynell M., Giunta, Nancy
Pets and the Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond
In April 2003, PAWSitive InterAction held its second annual educational summit — “Think PAWSitive! 2003: Pets and The Aging” — in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore current scientific thinking about the important role pets play in the lives of people as they grow older. With 76...
Companion animals for elderly women: The importance of attachment
| Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, Anna, Winefield, Helen Russell, Beckwith, Melinda
Much research exploring the relationship between companion animals and physical and psychological health is quantitative and inconclusive, and inconsistent findings have been reported. In this study, we conducted interviews with 11 elderly women and considered the themes that emerged from the...
A piece of my mind. Hounded
| Contributor(s):: Reisman, A.
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 18
Contents:A Prescription for Healthy Aging, pg 1The Human-Animal Bond at Work, pg 1Message from the Dean, pg 3Clinical Skills Course Maintains the Bond, pg 6Veterinary Public Health and Human Animal Bond, pg 8Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve, pg 9Josh Project, pg 10Going South, pg...
"Souldog": The Perceived Impact of Companion Animals on Older Lesbian Adults
| Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer Meredith
Toward a better understanding of loneliness in community-dwelling older adults
| Contributor(s):: Smith, J. M.
Canine and feline geriatric oncology : honoring the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Villalobos, Alice, Kaplan, Laurie
Preventing behavior problems in puppies and kittens
| Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.
Review of 'Pets and the Elderly: The Therapeutic Bond'
| Contributor(s):: Morycz, Richard
Characteristics of ageing pets and their owners: dogs v. cats
| Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R., Wakshlag, J.
Pet therapy and institutionalized elderly: a study on 144 cognitively unimpaired subjects
| Contributor(s):: Colombo, G., Buono, M. D., Smania, K., Raviola, R., De Leo, D.