Therapy pets can't help Alzheimer's patients right now -- but there's a robotic alternative

MIAMI — Social distancing has changed everything, including how to care for a loved one with Alzheimer or dementia. There might be an increase of stress, confusion and behavior issues during this time because of their disrupted routine, according to the Alzheimer Association.There are at-home therapeutic activities you can do to help calm them down.You could get them a free furry robotic friend through Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs to keep them company. The robots are designed to look, move and act like cats and dogs.The department says it’s planning to deliver more than 375 free robot...


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