Robo-pets make great companions for dementia patients

Robotic animals help improve quality of life for people with dementia, according to a new study.

Researchers from Griffith University, in conjunction with Northumbria University, UK, had 18 dementia patients in a Queensland aged care facility play with a robotic harp seal for five weeks.

The results showed that the patients displayed increased enjoyment and decreased anxiety.

Read more at Griffith University