Posted in Ageing & Culture, Caregiving

Replacing care staff with robots… is this really the solution?

To be honest, I would not want to stay in a care home like this. I wouldn’t have a robot care for my child, why would I have a robot care for the elderly. Especially when we know that the human elements of social engagement and familiarity are an essential for cognitive function. How confusing would it be for a person living with dementia to be residing in a home fully run by artificial intelligence? Wouldn’t it be like being trapped in a Dr Who episode where the world is run by Cybermen?

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Hi, I'm Jo, ​and I'm a Ph.D. Candidate, I'm working on a project on dementia enabling design. I am very passionate about working towards improving the care of people with dementia, and I hope my work will make a difference. I also love cooking, reading, writing, noms and hugs! I also tweet, blog and run a free e-newspaper in dementia care for the Asian community www.dementiacareasia.com

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