“They rush you and push you too much… and you can’t really get any good response off them”. This was just one of the family member comments from recent Griffith research regarding the acute care of their loved ones with dementia.
The political, economic, medical and societal implications of Australia's ageing population have received plenty of media coverage. However, in some areas the nature of that coverage is becoming of concern, particularly regarding the attitudes towards dementia.
Proving the benefits and cost-effectiveness of animal robots in the treatment of dementia is the focus of a Griffith University study, following a cash boost of over $1m from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).