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  1. Animal Assisted Therapy: An Effective Solution for Symptoms of Dementia in Institutionalized Elderly Patients

    Contributor(s):: Peter Ashley, Jennifer Eriksson, Ashley Jeon

    Background: Dementia is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a severe decline in core mental abilities that are not part of the normal ageing process. Memory, communication and language, attention, reasoning and judgement, and visual perception may be significantly...

  2. [Animal-assisted intervention and agitation in patients with dementia: evaluation in a special care unit by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory]

    Contributor(s):: Latoch, S., Carnein, S., Kohler, R., Blanc, F., Vogel, T., Kaltenbach, G.

  3. Can the Visits of Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) Influence the Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) of Male Aging Patients Institutionalized with Dementia in Health Care Units? A Pilot Study of Madeira Island, Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: S. Vasconcelos, J. Azevedo, C. Casanova, H. Jardim, D. Neto, S. Jardim, C. Viegas

    Despite the fact that in the last decades, several mental health studies have shown that companion animals contribute to psychological and social well- being in humans (e.g., positive impacts have been observed in the elderly medicated for chronic diseases such as anxiety, dementia, and...

  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. ‘It gives you more to life, it's something new every day’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of wellbeing in older care home residents who keep a personal pet

    | Contributor(s):: Freedman, Shoshanna, Paramova, Petia, Senior, Victoria

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Activities outside of the care setting for people with dementia: a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: D'Cunha, N. M., Isbel, S., McKune, A. J., Kellett, J., Naumovski, N.

    OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from interventions investigating the effects of out of care setting activities on people with dementia living in residential aged care. DESIGN: A systematic review. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of...

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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....

  16. Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...