The Best Medicine: Personal Pets and Therapy Animals in the Hospital Setting
Contributor(s):: Barchas, D., Melaragni, M., Abrahim, H., Barchas, E.
Companion animals can have a positive impact on people's health and well-being. Personal pet visitation and animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can benefit patients' pain, blood pressure, stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as increasing mobility and socialization with staff and families....
Animal facilitated therapy in nursing homes
Contributor(s):: Wright, P., Dribben-Gutman, B.
Contributor(s):: Bonifazi, Wendy
Day care and Alzheimer's disease: a weekend program in New York City
Contributor(s):: Rabinowitz, Ellen
Developing a companion animal program
Contributor(s):: Bredenberg, Dave
Jeff, and his companion animal peers, stir widening interest in outreach
Pet encounters: animal-assisted therapy for frail older adults
Contributor(s):: Buettner, Linda L.
Pet partners: teaming up for therapy and enjoyment
Pet therapy for the homebound elderly
Contributor(s):: Harris, Marilyn, Gelline, Mindy
Power of pastimes: even seemingly mundane activities for residents can yield therapeutic results
Contributor(s):: Hegland, Anne
STIR--Success Through Individual Recreation: working with the low-functioning resident with dementia or Alzheimer's disease
Contributor(s):: Russen-Rondinone, Tonya, DesRoberts, Anne-Marie M.
Value of pets in geriatric practice: a program example
Contributor(s):: Ebenstein, Helene, Wortham, Jennifer
Volunteers: the value of pet therapy
Contributor(s):: Donaldson, Marcia C.