Researchers in Australia have announced that the use of high-tech tools is transforming the lives of dementia patients.
Scientists have started to use high-tech tools like virtual reality headsets and humanoid robots in aged care facilities. People with dementia often withdraw from social contact, but technology is proving an unexpected antidote.
In care centers, robots run exercise classes and a games hour where residents are encouraged to socialize. The technology, used to engage, entertain and encourage public interaction, brings the people out of their shells. Medics believe technology can be a useful form of entertainment, as well as therapy.