A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
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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 located 13 peer-reviewed articles related to AAT for adults with ADRD. These articles were written in English, published between 2004-2014, primary sources, and described a health professional as either designing or providing AAT. A data extraction tool was used to record data on the health professionals, ...
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