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  1. Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande

    Contributor(s):: Emma Gäddnäs

    Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de äldres välbefinnande och vad djur kan betyda för de äldre som bor på...

  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. Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Jessica Powell

    Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is an enormous amount of pressure on caregivers to manage individuals with memory loss without resorting...

  4. Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.

  5. Burrowing Deeper: What Rabbit-Assisted Activities Mean to Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Natalie Pitheckoff

    Using animal-assisted activities as a recreational program for older adults has long been practiced. Despite its utilization, there is limited research on this topic and no research has exclusively focused on rabbits. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to explore the meaning and experience...

  6. Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2

    Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marx, Marcia S., Thein, Khin, Dakheel-Ali, Maha

    Objectives: We examined engagement with stimuli in 193 nursing home residents with dementia. We hypothesized that activities and stimuli based on a person's past and current preferences would result in more engagement than other activities/stimuli. Method: The expanded version of the...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

    Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  14. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia: a review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Filan, Susan L., Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H.

  15. Managing dementia agitation in residential aged care

    Contributor(s):: Bidewell, John W., Chang, Esther

  16. The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marx, Marcia S., Thein, Khin, Dakheel-Ali, Maha

  17. 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...

  18. Robotic therapy at an elderly institution using a therapeutic robot

    | Contributor(s):: Shibata, Takanori, Wada, Kazuyoshi, Saito, Tomoko, Tanie, Kazuo

  19. Pet Encounters

    | Contributor(s):: Beckmann, Antje, Wesenberg, Sandra

  20. Pflegerische Versorgung im Bereich der stationären Altenhilfe

    | Contributor(s):: Schneekloth, U.