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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

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  5. Procedural and emotional religious activity therapy: connecting cognition and affective aspects of Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Vance, D. E.

    Procedural and Emotional Religious Activity Therapy is a new approach for involving adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias with spiritually-laden activities. This therapy works by incorporating religious activities that are both emotionally-salient and have a procedural memory...

  6. Contrary to stereotypes, a nursing home resident radiates dignity and joy

    | Contributor(s):: Ladwig, Susan, Fee, Elizabeth, Brown, Theodore M.

  7. The influence of animal-assisted therapy on nutrition of Alzheimer's disease individuals

    | Contributor(s):: Edwards, N.

  8. Comparing the effectiveness of animal interaction, digital music relaxation, and humor on the galvanic skin response of individuals with Alzheimer's disease: implications for recreational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Petterson, M., Loy, D. P.

  9. Student spotlight. Pet therapy and increased socialization among elderly clients

    | Contributor(s):: Combs, A.

  10. The impacts of live-in animals and plants on nursing home residents: a pilot longitudinal investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckdeschel, K., Van Haitsma, K.

  11. A day care program and evaluation of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for the elderly with senile dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Kanamori, M., Suzuki, M., Yamamoto, K., Kanda, M., Matsui, Y., Kojima, E., Fukawa, H., Sugita, T., Oshiro, H.

  12. Companion animals and the psychological health of Alzheimer patients' caregivers

    | Contributor(s):: Fritz, C. L., Farver, T. B., Hart, L. A., Kass, P. H.

  13. Dog visitation therapy in dementia care: a literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, E., Jenkins, R.

  14. [Introducing animal robots in geriatric nursing. Bello's metallic barking]

    | Contributor(s):: Mohler, R.

  15. Association with companion animals and the expression of noncognitive symptoms in Alzheimer's patients

    | Contributor(s):: Fritz, C. L., Farver, T. B., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A.

  16. Using a therapy dog to alleviate the agitation and desocialization of people with Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Churchill, M., Safaoui, J., McCabe, B. W., Baun, M. M.

  17. The effects of pet therapy on the social behavior of institutionalized Alzheimer's clients

    | Contributor(s):: Kongable, L. G., Buckwalter, K. C., Stolley, J. M.