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.
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...
Maneig dels símptomes psicològics i conductuals de la demència en persones institucionalitzades: disseny d'una intervenció de teràpia assistida amb gossos
Contributor(s):: Danae Montañés Bernad
L’envelliment de la població comportarà un gran augment en la prevalença de demències, i més en pacients institucionalitzats. Les repercussions de la malaltia, que no només afecten la persona, sinó també l’entorn sociofamiliar,...
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
Contributor(s):: Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...
Evaluation of animal welfare in dogs working with animal assisted interventions for elderly people with dementia
Contributor(s):: Borghild Njaerheim Barstad
Animal assisted interventions (AAI) have a beneficial effect on human health, but little research is done on the impact this kind of work has on the animals involved. The aim of this study is to evaluate the welfare of dogs working with AAI for elderly people with dementia during a period of 12...
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...
Caregiver Canines was started in 2009 as one of the free services provided by Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey to homebound senior citizens in Ocean County.We bring joy and companionship to the elderly, home-bound, and those with dementia by providing them with therapy dog visits. A...
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...
Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly
Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Bennett
This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...
A pet therapy program may improve sleep quality and reduce 'sundowning' in elderly women with dementia
Contributor(s):: Bromundt, V., Klösch, G. Dittami, J.
The Evaluation of an Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention for Elders with Dementia in Long-Term Care
Contributor(s):: Sellers, Debra M.
This study examined the effects of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the social and agitated behaviors of elders with dementia residing in long-term care. A purposefully selected sample of four elders from one skilled nursing facility in a rural community participated in the study. Utilizing an...
Quand la relation au chien devient thérapeutique auprès de la personne âgée démente. = When the relationship with the dog becomes animal-assisted therapy for elderly with dementia
Contributor(s):: Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.
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...
Tiergestutzte Therapie im Demenzbereich eines Akutkrankenhauses.
Contributor(s):: Pullen, R., Coy, M., Hunger, B., Koetter, G., Spate, M., Richter, A.
The effects of animal assisted therapy on the quality of life of elders with dementia
Animal-assisted therapy as a nondrug approach to pain and depression for older adults with dementia
Contributor(s):: Richeson, Nancy E.