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  1. Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

    Contributor(s):: Leng, M., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z.

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

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

  3. A Logic Model of a Dementia-specific Program of Equine-assisted Activities

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    Contributor(s):: Rebecca Lassell, Beth Fields, Sarah Busselman, Tauren Hempel, Wendy Wood

    Insufficient descriptions of what comprises animal-assisted interventions and why and how they are presumed to work pose significant challenges to their replication and further scientific development. The purpose of this study was to construct a comprehensive research-based logic model describing...

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

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

  5. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Social Behaviors and Emotional Expressions: A Single-Case Experimental Design in 3 People With Dementia

    Contributor(s):: Pérez-Sáez, E., Pérez-Redondo, E., González-Ingelmo, E.

  6. Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation

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    | Contributor(s):: Beata Prendergast

    Background: Several studies suggest that nonpharmacological interventions are preferred for first-line therapy when managing symptoms such as agitation associated with dementia. Patients experiencing dementia most likely develop behavioral symptoms throughout the course of their illnesses....

  7. Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, M., Mitchell, B., Boyd, A., Tolson, D.

  8. Animal assisted therapy for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility

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    | Contributor(s):: William Stuart Pope, Caralise Hunt, Kathy Ellison

    There is a growing population of those with dementia and other cognitive impairments that affect the quality of life.  This is attributed to advances in science, technology and medicine leading to reductions in maternal mortality, infectious and parasitic diseases, occupational safety...

  9. Animal-Assisted and Pet-Robot Interventions for Ameliorating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Park, S., Bak, A., Kim, S., Nam, Y., Kim, H. S., Yoo, D. H., Moon, M.

  10. The effect of animal assisted therapy on participants with dementia in a community respite program

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    | Contributor(s):: William Stuart Pope, Morgan Yordy, Chih-hsuan Wang

    Cognitively impaired older adults pose challenges that include communication barriers that may contribute to social isolation of the individual and frustration by both the individual and caregivers. Healthcare professionals must to be prepared to speak to the distinctive requirements of this...

  11. Revisi├│n 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...

  12. Relationship of Behavioral Interactions during an Animal-assisted Intervention in Assisted Living to Health-related Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, Sue, Cheon, Jooyoung, Han, Narae, Kim, Hee Jun, McAtee, Sherry, Gee, Nancy R.

    In recent research involving assisted-living residents with mild to moderate cognitive impairment, a structured 12-week Pet Assisted Living (PAL) intervention led to improved physical activity (PA) and mood. Receipt of intervention is important to the efficacy of behavioral interventions. We...

  13. The psychological and behavioural effects of an animal-assisted therapy programme in Korean older adults with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Baek, S. M., Lee, Y., Sohng, K. Y.

    AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological and behavioural effects of animal-assisted therapy on cognitive function, emotional state, problematic behaviours, and activities of daily living among older adults with dementia. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest...

  14. 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...

  15. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  16. Wirkungen tiergest├╝tzter Interventionen auf Menschen mit Demenz in ambulant betreuten Wohngemeinschaften

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Naber

    Die vorliegende Dissertation untersucht die Auswirkungen von regelmäßig stattfindenden tiergestützten Interventionen auf Menschen mit Demenz, die in ambulant betreuten Wohngemeinschaften leben. Zudem werden die Auswirkungen der tiergestützten Interventionen auf die...

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

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

  18. Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.

  19. Effects of dog-assisted therapy in adults with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Zafra-Tanaka, J. H., Pacheco-Barrios, K., Tellez, W. A., Taype-Rondan, A.

  20. An exploratory study of an equine-assisted intervention for people with dementia living in a residential care facility

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah L Busselman

    There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (Alzheimer's Association, 2015) and the prevalence of dementia is predicted to rise to one million new cases per year. As there is no cure for dementia, health care for people with...