Robotic seal connects with dementia patients

August 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2011, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p85
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.


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