Technology encouraging social interactions

| 04 Apr 2017

Residential aged care providers are using robots and virtual reality to encourage social interaction with residents with dementia.  Residents often form emotional bonds with humanoid robots such as Nao, while virtual reality can be used to remind residents with dementia of past experiences.

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Tags: aged care, ageing, Alzheimer's disease, assistive technology, dementia, health, mental health, residential aged care, robotics, technology, virtual reality, wellbeing

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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