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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

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

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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Rose

    The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...

  14. Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker

    | Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela

  15. Médiation animale et troubles psycho-comportementaux de la démence : évaluation en unité de vie protégée

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    | Contributor(s):: Colney, Laëtitia

  16. The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

    There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...

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  18. Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities

  19. Positive effect of pets on memory-impaired residents at Silverado communities

    | Contributor(s):: Stephen F. Winner

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share the positive effects pets have on individuals diagnosed with various memory-impairing diseases. Design/methodology/approach – Observations were gathered over a period of approximately 18 years, from 1996 to 2014. These...

  20. Dementia therapy goes to the dogs: pet therapy offers emotional, cognitive, and social benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

    | Contributor(s):: Shaw, Gina