On the lighter side, but not without merit and possibilities to provide comfort to those with dementia . . .
From Senior Living Executive Magazine, July/August 2016 - www.argentum.org
"Paro, a fur-covered robot that looks like a seal pup, has become a popular therapeutic toy for seniors with dementia—giving provider another way of addressing behavioral disturbances among assisted living residents with Alzheimer’s disease. The robot, which moves and makes
sounds in response to sound and touch, took 12 years to develop at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
According to The Washington Post, the robot is also being used as part of icebreaker activities at senior living communities among residents without dementia. View videos of seniors in Japan interacting with a Paro robot."
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.