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  1. Animal-assisted therapy : a volunteer's perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Moorhead, Jesse Rose

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a non-traditional therapy method that has gained recognition in recent years. The literature on the subject is largely provided by professional counselors and licensed social workers. This study investigated the perspectives of the volunteer animal handlers who...

  2. Benefits and challenges of animal-assisted therapy in older adults: a literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Veilleux, A.

  3. Animal-Assisted Therapy Improves Communication and Mobility among Institutionalized People with Cognitive Impairment

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, M., Malla-Clua, B., Marquilles-Bonet, C., Sol, J., Jové-Naval, J., Sole-Pujol, M., Ortega-Bravo, M.

    Disorders of communication, social relationships, and psychomotricity are often characterized by cognitive impairment, which hinders daily activities and increases the risk of falls. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program in an institutionalized...

  4. Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.

  5. Brakes and levers to implement an animal-assisted intervention in nursing homes: Preliminary study

    | Contributor(s):: Forget, S., Pennequin, V., Agli, O., Bailly, N.

  6. Animals and SPIRITUALITY

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and SPIRITUALITYMany people confuse spirituality with religion and a very easy way to explain the difference between one and the other is to observe animals.When talking about something immaterial, it is implied that it is something non-monetizable, intangible, with no...

  7. Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCESEthnic, gender, regional prejudice. The Human Being is a master at creating obstacles and seeing something wrong in everything that disagrees with his personal opinion or with his own appearance, origin and creed.Human society needs to create...

  8. Yellow September and suicide prevention

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Yellow September and suicide preventionWhat is the meaning of life?The Human Being creates difficulties to sell facilities afterwards. Each month has a color and a politically correct campaign, which everyone follows and disseminates, but falls into the void as soon as the calendar...

  9. Pros and cons of pet ownership in sustaining independence in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Obradović, Nataša, Lagueux, Émilie, Michaud, Frédéric, Provencher, Véronique

  10. Lean on me: the use of therapy animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew Limb

    Therapy pets are in demand these days – and not just at Christmas. Staff may be in short supply but animals seem to be increasingly popping up in caring roles in hospitals and other settings. Dogs are the most common therapy pet. Owners or handlers and their dogs are usually approved by...

  11. [Impact of animal-assisted interventions on the resident]

    | Contributor(s):: Chrusciel, J., Letty, A., Armaingaud, D., Hay, P. E., Sanchez, S.

  12. [Non-pharmacological therapies and neuropsychological disorders in institutions]

    | Contributor(s):: Hedont, S., Le Guillou, A., Letty, A., Denormandie, P., Sanchez, S.

  13. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national organization with its corporate office located in Cheyenne, WY. ATD was incorporated in the year 1990. Currently we have 12,000+ handler/dog teams in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration,...

  14. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke G. J. A. Schuurmans, Inge Noback, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers

    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  15. Hope's Promise

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    The mission of Hope's Promise is to provide physical, mental, and emotional support and to teach new skills to a wide range of children and adults with special needs through equine assisted activity programs.

  16. Positiivisten kokemusten vahvistaminen Green Care menetelmillä

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    | Contributor(s):: Leea Kortteenniemi

    Opinnäytetyö tehtiin toimeksiantona sekä yhteistyössä Muurutvirran hoitokodin kanssa. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tutkia Green Care – toimintaa, sekä sen erilaisia menetelmiä joilla pyritään vahvistamaan asukkaiden positiivisia...

  17. Grow Old Along with Me: The Meaning of Dogs in Seniors' Lives

    | Contributor(s):: Ardra Linette Cole

    AbstractThis is a phenomenological study intended to more fully understand the meaning and significance older adults attach to their relationship with their dogs. What do those relationships look like? How do they help to define seniors’ lives? What is it about those relationships that...

  18. Engagement in elderly persons with dementia attending animal-assisted group activity

    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, C., Pedersen, I., Bergland, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Ihlebaek, C.

  19. Paws and Think, Inc.

    Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs.  Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.  We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...

  20. Risk Factors of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Logistic Regression Tree Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: T Yamashita, D Noe, A Bailer