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Robot animals serving as pets for dementia patients

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 7, 2019 14:03

Robot animals serving as pets for dementia patients

Helen Nicholas was a successful business woman until she was diagnosed with dementia.Now part of her therapy is spending time with a Ace – a robot dog.Research showing three twenty minute sessions a week will lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.

The robots can mean patients need less medication.Robotic pet therapy is a growing phenomenon. In Britain robotic dogs equipped with sensors are being used to elicit memories from residents and spark conversations with care providers.It seems that warm fuzzy feeling you get stroking a pet works with robots too.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 7, 2019 14:03