February 19, 2019
‘First, Do No Harm’ Also Applies to Seniors With Dementia

‘First, Do No Harm’ Also Applies to Seniors With Dementia

Despite black box warnings of increased risk of mortality, physicians still prescribe antipsychotics in very large numbers. Balancing the medical tenet “First, do no harm” with the need to prevent self-inflicted harm by the patient is a challenge physicians are facing today.
February 15, 2019
Seniors who spent time with robotic companions decrease signs of anxiety, loneliness and depression

Feeling Down? Try a Robot

To improve their physiological, psychological and social well-being without resorting to dangerous pharmaceuticals, many nursing homes now include animal therapy in their care models. Interestingly, robot animals provide an adequate substitute for live animals because they are non-threatening, sanitary and spend equal time with patients.