A simple method could vastly improve the quality of life of those with dementia.
Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
People with dementia can become agitated or distressed when the temperature isn't right, but some aged-care facilities aren't designed or operated to keep them comfortable.
Outcomes are better when people with dementia are in home-like care rather than standard nursing homes.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.