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Pet therapy in elderly patients with mental illness
Background: To evaluate the effects of pet therapy on cognitive function, mood and perceived quality of life on elderly inpatients (mean age 84.7 years; 95.2% women) affected by dementia, depression and psychosis.; Methods: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and 15-items Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) were administered to 10 patients (pet group) and 11 controls (control group) […]
Supervised exercise to reduce agitation in severely cognitively impaired persons
Background: Several studies have shown an improvement in depression, activities of daily living, and agitation in cognitively impaired subjects who undergo a long-term exercise program. These studies have not considered the short-term effects of exercise.; Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of a limited, supervised exercise program on agitation, […]