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  1. Social robotics to support older people with dementia: a study protocol with Paro seal robot in an Italian Alzheimer's day center

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    | Contributor(s):: Bevilacqua, R., Maranesi, E., Felici, E., Margaritini, A., Amabili, G., Barbarossa, F., Bonfigli, A. R., Pelliccioni, G., Paciaroni, L.

    Introduction: The aging of the population and the high incidence of those over 80 lead to an inevitable increase in chronic degenerative diseases, such as dementia, resulting in increased morbidity and disability. Treatment of people with dementia involves both pharmacological and...

  2. Neuro Service Dogs Impacts on Community-Dwelling Persons with Mild to Moderate Dementia and Their Caregiver

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Dumont, F. S., Achou, B., Brown, C., Bremault-Philips, S.

  3. [Equine Assisted Group Therapy. The Effect on the Quality of Life in Elderly with Dementia]

    | Contributor(s):: Bos-Van Essen, S. M.

  4. Pet Caretaking and Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Older US Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Branson, Sandra, Cron, Stanley

    The purpose of this study was to compare risk factors for dementia in pet caretakers and non-pet caretakers in adults aged 50 years and older, and to examine the association between pet caretaking and conversion of normal baseline cognition to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and conversion of...

  5. Pet ownership supports quality of life in home-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Välimäki, T., Koivisto, A., Kärkkäinen, V., Selander, T., Hongisto, K., Rusanen, M.

  6. Effects of Pet Therapy in Elderly Patients with Neurocognitive Disorders: A Brief Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sbrizzi, C., Sapuppo, W.

    INTRODUCTION: Neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) are disturbances highly related to age. This means that, with the increasing trend in life expectancy, there is also an increase in this diagnosis, although NCDs are not exclusively found in the population over 65 years old. Likely, they will...

  7. The Positive Effects of Pet Ownership on Alzheimer's Disease

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    | Contributor(s):: Rusanen, M., Selander, T., Kärkkäinen, V., Koivisto, A.

    BACKGROUND: Human-animal interactions are known to have many beneficial psychosocial and psychophysiological effects on persons with and without medical health conditions. There are no previous prospective studies with long follow-up times on the effects of domestic pets on the persons with...

  8. The Scientific Advancement of Two Nature-Based Interventions for People with Dementia: Adaptive Riding and Adaptive Gardening

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    | Contributor(s):: Lassell, Rebecca K. F.

    People living with dementia are at risk for decreased quality of life (QoL). QoL may be supported through adaptive riding and horsemanship activities and adaptive gardening, two nature-based interventions; yet, they require further scientific advancement. This dissertation sought to...

  9. 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...

  10. Neurological Mechanisms of Animal-Assisted Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease: A Hypothetical Review

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, Sujin, Nam, Yunkwon, Ham, Min-Joo, Park, Chisoo, Moon, Minho, Yoo, Doo-Han

  11. Benefits of dog-assisted therapy in patients with dementia residing in aged care centers in Spain

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    | Contributor(s):: Vegue Parra, E., Hernandez Garre, J. M., Echevarria Perez, P.

    (1) Background: Currently, the scientific evidence on the benefits of assisted therapy with dogs in dementia is not clear. In this study, we want to evaluate such benefits through a randomized controlled clinical trial in multiple centers across the country. (2) Methods: The participants were...

  12. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapies on Cognitive Mnemonic Capabilities in People Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Quintavalla, F., Cao, S., Spinelli, D., Caffarra, P., Rossi, F. M., Basini, G., Sabbioni, A.

  13. What Are the Benefits of Pet Ownership and Care Among People With Mild-to-Moderate Dementia? Findings From the IDEAL programme

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    | Contributor(s):: Carol Opdebeeck, Michael A. Katsaris, Anthony Martyr, Ruth A. Lamont, James A. Pickett, Isla Rippon, Jeanette M. Thom, Christina Victor, Linda Clare

  14. Revisión de la literatura sobre los beneficios e inconvenientes de la terapia con animales en personas mayores

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura Guillén Javaloyes

    Introducción: desde hace décadas, los animales han sido objeto de estudio multidisciplinar para los humanos por los efectos positivos que generan a las personas. El aumento de la esperanza de vida y de los cuidados necesarios en la última etapa del ciclo vital, nos hizo...

  15. An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...

  16. Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...

  17. Trained assistance dogs for people with dementia: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Marks, G., McVilly, K.

  18. Exposing the mechanisms underlying successful animal-assisted interventions for people with dementia: A realistic evaluation of the Dementia Dog Project

    | Contributor(s):: Ritchie, L., Quinn, S., Tolson, D., Jenkins, N., Sharp, B.

    2019Dementia (London)14713012198645051471-301210.1177/1471301219864505engSchool of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, South Lanarkshire, UK.School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland, South Lanarkshire, UK.Alzheimer...

  19. Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.

  20. La Teràpia Assistida amb Animals com a tractament de la simptomatologia associada a la demència: disseny d'un estudi experimental

    | Contributor(s):: Joana Gassó i Jordán

    El nombre de persones afectades de demència no para d’incrementar-se. Els afectats, a més dels símptomes cognitius i el deteriorament funcional, sovint pateixen simptomatologia psicològica i conductual associada. Conforme va avançant la malaltia aquesta...