Adults With Alzheimer's And Dementia To Receive More Than 300 Robot Therapy Pets

Apr 29, 2020
Originally published on April 28, 2020 10:17 am

More than 370 robot therapy pets are being delivered to adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia to combat social isolation during COVID-19. 

"We know social isolation disproportionately affects older adults," says Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom, "and COVID-19 has required people with dimentia and their caregivers to remain alone for extended periods of time."

His agency is now teaming up with Ageless Innovation to deliver 375 robot pets to these people. In a statement, the department says this alternative therapy can reduce stress on caretakers and enrich the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

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