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  1. Network meta-analysis of comparative efficacy of animal-assisted therapy vs. pet-robot therapy in the management of dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Du, H., Bo, L., Lai, X., Zhu, H., Huo, X.

    OBJECTIVE: This network meta-analysis aimed to compare and rank the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and pet-robotic therapy (PRT) in the management of dementia. METHODS: Relevant studies were identified by searching PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, SCOPUS, and Web of Science...

  2. Treating Agitation in Patients with Dementia with a Therapy Dog in a Milieu Therapy Setting on a Geropsychiatric Ward

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    | Contributor(s):: Krüger, J., Izgi, R., Hellweg, R., Ströhle, A., Jockers-Scherübl, M. C.

    BACKGROUND: Animal-assisted intervention has become a common therapeutic practice used for patients with dementia in home-dwelling and institutions. The most established procedure is a visiting service by specially trained dogs and their owners to improve social interactions and reduce symptoms...

  3. The Use of Life-Like Robotic Animals in the Acute Care Setting to Assist in the Care of Patients with Dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Denby, Abby

    The purpose of this pilot project was to describe the effect of life-like robotic animals on the nurses’ ability to provide care, patients’ level of agitation, use of antipsychotic medications, restraint and sitter use for patients with dementia in an acute care setting. Nurses...

  4. Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Leng, M., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z.

  5. Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol

    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin

    Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...

  6. 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...

  7. The Evaluation of an Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention for Elders with Dementia in Long-Term Care

    | Contributor(s):: Sellers, Debra M.

    This study examined the effects of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the social and agitated behaviors of elders with dementia residing in long-term care. A purposefully selected sample of four elders from one skilled nursing facility in a rural community participated in the study. Utilizing an...

  8. Animal-assisted therapy and agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia: A matched case–control trial

    | Contributor(s):: Majić, Tomislav, Gutzmann, Hans, Heinz, Andreas, Lang, Undine E., Rapp, Michael A.

  9. Dogs as an intervention for behavioral symptoms of older adults with dementia: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Katie E. McLellan, Kirsten Wilbur (adviser), Anne B. James (adviser), George Tomlin (adviser)

    The purpose of this systematic review was to determine if dogs are an effective occupational therapy intervention for reducing agitation and increasing social participation among older adults with symptoms of dementia by examining and rating the current published evidence. Studies were included...

  10. Therapeutic robocat for nursing home residents with dementia: Preliminary inquiry

    | Contributor(s):: Libin, Alexander, Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska

  11. Companion Animals and Persons With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Therapeutic Possibilities

    | Contributor(s):: Baun, Mara M., McCabe, Barbara W.

  12. Editorial: Memory and loss

    | Contributor(s):: Rowland, Christopher V., Jr.

  13. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Richeson, Nancy E.

  14. Management of agitation in individuals with Dementia: An animal-assisted therapy approach

    | Contributor(s):: Karen L. Tanner

    Dementia is not a natural and normal part of aging, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with dementia experience emotional distress or behavioral problems best summed up by the term agitation. Approximately 90% of individuals with dementing illnesses demonstrate problem...