Healthcare, Volume 8, Issue 2 (June 2020) – 119 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Given the burgeoning aging population, current medical staff and healthcare providers are increasingly burdened by caring for age-related Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s-disease-related dementia (ADRD) patients. As a result, we can expect to see a large increase in the field of medical robotics, especially in the form of socially assistive robots (SARs) for senior patients and healthcare providers. In fact, SARs may fulfill AD and ADRD patients’ and their caregivers’ unmet medical needs. Thus, we have proposed a design outline for such a SAR, based on a review of the current literature. We believe the next generation of SARs will enhance health and wellbeing, reduce illness and disability, and improve quality of life for AD and ADRD patients and their caregivers. View this paper.
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