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The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients

@inproceedings{Elliott2015ThePB,
  title={The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients},
  author={Sophia M Elliott},
  year={2015}
}
  • Sophia M Elliott
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairments as well as the increase in well-being and happiness in the elderly nursing-home population. Many time these residents are abandoned by family and experience little-to-no interaction with others due to understaffing at these homes. My goal through this… CONTINUE READING
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