An investigation into the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) for people with dementia.
Klimova, B. Toman, J. [and] Kuca, K. (2019). Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry. September 6th 2019; Vol.19(1): 276.
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Marks, G. [and] McVilly, K. (2020). Trained assistance dogs for people with dementia: a systematic review. Psychogeriatrics. February 17th 2020. [Epub ahead of print].
Health Benefits of Dog Ownership, More Generally
On the advantages of dog ownership among the population at large, in terms of increased physical activity and survival / longevity:
Owning a dog ‘may increase length of life’. London: NHS Digital; Behind the Headlines, October 9th 2019.
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Kramer, CK. Mehmood, S. [and] Suen, RS. (2019). Dog ownership and survival: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. October 2019; Vol.12(10): e005554.
Mubanga, M. Byberg, L. [and] Egenvall, A. [et al] (2019). Dog ownership and survival after a major cardiovascular event: a register-based prospective study. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. October 2019; Vol.12(10): e005342.
Owning a dog may encourage older people to exercise. London: NHS Digital; Behind the Headlines, June 9th 2017.
This relates to:
Dall, PM. Ellis, SLH. [and] Ellis, BM. [et al] (2017). The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study. BMC Public Health. June 9th 2017; Vol.17(1): 496.