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  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker

    | Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela

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

    | Contributor(s):: Colney, Laëtitia

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. 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...

  16. The experience of high levels of grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Sanders, Sara, Ott, Carol H., Kelber, Sheryl T., Noonan, Patricia

    An abundance of literature on caregivers of individuals with dementia has been written since the mid-1980s. However, most of this literature focused on the experience of stress, burden, and depression in caregivers, thus excluding the grief experience that also accompanies the caregiving...

  17. Changing the culture for dementia care : the path to a better quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease

    | Contributor(s):: Griffin, Randy L.

  18. Equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Phillips, G., Darrough, E., Deanna, S., Jarden, M., Johnson, D., Lorch, G.

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using guided interactions with horses as a nonpharmaceutical intervention to improve the physiological and behavioral states of persons with dementia. A convenience sample of persons with dementia was...

  19. Dog-assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Residential Aged Care Facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  20. Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

    Dementia is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as “the loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases.” Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that gradually becomes...

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