“New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to dementia patients,” Science Daily
“Many people living with dementia reside in long-term care facilities, where the lack of stimulation can result in behaviors such as hitting, screaming, and wandering. Common measures to avoid such “responsive” behaviors, such as antipsychotic medications and personalized recreational and music therapy programs, can cause adverse health effects in the former case and be difficult for staff to find time to carry out in the latter case. A team of human factors/ergonomics researchers helped to evaluate and refine Ambient Activity (or AA; Ambient Activity Technologies Inc.), interactive tools designed to augment existing programs and activities by alleviating boredom and increasing engagement.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
LTC is one area we needn’t worry about robots replacing workers. There are never enough caregivers and they need all the help they can get.
New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to dementia patients