Tag Archives: Companionship

Benefits of Robotic Pets for Elderly Care Home Residents? (International Journal of Older People Nursing)

Summary A systematic review has examined the evidence on the reported advantages of robopets (defined as small animal-like robots with the appearance and behavioural characteristics of pets) and the effects of robopets on the mental health and well-being of older … Continue reading

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ALIP: Telecare eNewsletter for January 2015 (Telecare LIN)

Summary The January 2015 newsletter from Innovate UK (previously Technology Strategy Board), HealthTech Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Telecare Learning and Improvement Network has been published. With over 1800 news / events links covered over the last month, this … Continue reading

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Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter, developed as one part of the Dementia Friendly Communities component of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, is about ensuring people with dementia benefit from the many forms of new technology created with their interests in … Continue reading

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The Longitude Prize 2014 (BBC 2 Horizon / BBC News)

Summary Celebrating BBC2’s 50th anniversary, the BBC 2 TV Horizon programme has invited the public to vote on scientific innovations which might help to tackle the greatest challenges facing mankind today. One of the topics eligible for consideration is helping … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Groups Could Provide Care for Elderly? (Telegraph / BBC News)

Summary Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken about Britain’s attitude to the elderly being “uncivilised” and called for the public to acknowledge that lonely and vulnerable pensioners living locally may be in need of help. Norman Lamb would like to encourage neighbourhood watch groups to … Continue reading

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