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Assistance Dogs: An investigation into how they might improve the quality of life of people with younger onset dementia: Final report

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posted on 2019-02-01, 00:00 authored by Keith McVilly, Genee MarksGenee Marks
Assistance Dogs: An investigation into how they might improve the quality of life of people with younger onset dementia: Final report

History

Pagination

1 - 102

Publisher

School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Place of publication

Parkville, Vic.

Language

eng

Research statement

Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs, Dementia Australia, and The University of Melbourne collaborated to implement a project to investigate the role and potential impact of assistance dogs in the support of people with Younger Onset Dementia. The project was funded by Gandel Philanthropy and State Trustees of Victoria. Running over three years the program documented the extent to which people with Younger Onset Dementia, with the help of trained dementia assistance dogs, were able to sustain their physical and emotional well-being, and self-manage the difficulties associated with dementia. Importantly, the investigation also considered the impact on family carers.

Publication classification

A6.1 Research report/technical paper