Companion robot helping aged care residents with dementia

| 27 Jan 2015

A companion robot in the shape of a baby harp seal is helping reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in aged care residents with dementia. PARO, a therapeutic robot designed in Japan, has inbuilt sensors that respond to touch, sound, light, temperature and posture.

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Tags: aged care, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, depression, health, mental health, residential aged care, robot, robotics, robots, technology

Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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