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  1. Factors Informing Outcomes for Older Cats and Dogs in Animal Shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Sloane Hawes, Josephine Kerrigan, Kevin Morris

    Historically, older cats and dogs have been particularly at-risk for euthanasia in animal shelters due to their lower perceived appeal for adoption. This study found that the condition at intake had the greatest impact on the outcomes of older cats and dogs. Additionally, the application of...

  2. Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.

  3. Stare psy sa piekne: Sylwia Kurzela at TEDxPiotrkowskiaStreet

    | Contributor(s):: Sylwia Kurzela

    Old dogs are beautiful! This is a beautiful and touching talk given by Sylwia Kurzela, a radio presenter and a dog lover.Sylwia, “łodzianka nie z urodzenia, lecz z wyboru”, jest prezenterką związaną z Radiem Eska Łódź. Ponadto, na Uniwersytecie Łódzkim kształci się...

  4. Eden Alternative: The Texas Project

    | Contributor(s):: Sandy Ransom

    Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...

  5. Impact of the Eden Alternative™ on Texas Nursing Homes Residents' Quality of Life: A Psychosocial Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Rich Wylie

    What effect does the Eden Alternative™ have on the quality of life of nursing home residents? Recent studies on this innovative approach to changing nursing home culture have yielded promising results using medical and administrative indicators. However, these studies...

  6. Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators

    | Contributor(s):: Jaime Lee Hollingsworth

    This thesis outlines the many benefits of animal-assisted therapy and discusses the necessary process for the successful planning and implementation of a therapy dog program in a long-term geriatric care facility. An ever-increasing amount of research proves the physiological,...

  7. Animal-Assisted Therapy: An Exploration of Its History, Healing Benefits, and How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Set Up Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Ernst, Lorraine

  8. Animal assisted therapy and perception of loneliness in geriatric nursing home residents

    | Contributor(s):: Vrbanac, Z., Zecevic, I., Ljubic, M., Belic, M., Stanin, D., Bottegaro, N. B., Jurkic, G., Skrlin, B., Bedrica, L., Zubcic, D.

  9. Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  10. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 17

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    Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Sharing the Banfield Vision, pg 1The Veterinarian's Responsibility in Family Violence, pg 4Is There a HAB When There is an Emergency, pg 5Veterinary Students and the Human-Animal Bond, pg 6Pawsitively Fit for Life, pg 7Canine and Feline Geriatric...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  12. Choreographing Identities and Emotions in Organizations: Doing "Huminality" on a Geriatric Ward

    | Contributor(s):: Symons, G. L.

  13. Interventi assistiti con gli animali come strumenti innovativi per il trattamento dei disturbi psichiatrici

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    | Contributor(s):: Francesca Cirulli, Marta Borgi, Alessandra Berry, Nadia Francia, Enrico Alleva

    There is a growing interest for the potential health benefits of human-animal interactions. Although scientific evidence on the effects is far from being consistent, companion animals are used with a large number of human subjects, ranging from children to elderly people, who benefit most from...

  14. Transfiguration of the collectivity by animal assisted therapy: A case of dog therapy at a geriatric hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Kato, Kensuke, Atsumi, Tomohide

  15. Age-related behavioural disorders in dogs: clinical, behavioural and therapeutic approach

    | Contributor(s):: Osella, M. C., Bergamasco, L., Badino, P.

    Practicing veterinarians have long been aware of geriatric behavioural changes in pet dogs, often described by the owners as "normal aging" or "senility". The first diagnostic tool is a good knowledge of the potential behavioural changes associated with aging; afterwards any underlying medical...

  16. Companion animals and older people

  17. Care of the elderly: medicinal Brandy

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, K.

  18. Older people's relationships with companion animals: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Prosser, L., Townsend, M., Staiger, P.

  19. A medical homily: old dogs do teach new tricks

    | Contributor(s):: Crawshaw, R.

  20. Geriatrics. Care for animals in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Shibanai, H.