William Stuart Pope

William Stuart Pope

Auburn University School of N , United States

Title Of Presentation :
The effect of animal-assisted therapy on participants with dementia in a community respite program

Biography

William Stuart Pope has extensive experience in nursing, healthcare and animal-assisted therapy (AAT). He has conducted AAT for 14 years and 7 years ago founded Canines Assisting in Rehabilitation and Education (CAREing Paws), an AAT group affiliated with Auburn University School of Nursing. His research embraces AAT in various setting and populations. Because of previous experiences, he understands the priority of human and animal bond in successful research. The present project expanded my previous AAT work. His reseach proposes to improves student attitudes towards older adults with cognitive disorders, enhances social engagement of the cognitively impaired older adults without pharmacotherapy, and builds community relations by assisting caregivers and volunteers with communication strategies to employ with this population