TITLE

Robotic seal connects with dementia patients

PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2011, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p85
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports the use of "Pikatti," a robotic seal, at the Passages Hospice in Elgin, Illinois, and iPads at the Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region in Charlotte, North Carolina, to communicate with dementia patients. Corey Tague from Passages, and Emily Kennedy from Hospice and Palliative Care describe the benefits of using these devices at their hospices, and discusses several strategies to improve communication with dementia patients.
ACCESSION #
63991585

 

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