The integration of robotic assistive technology in dementia care is an undeniable reality. Although these robots can’t replace human care, they promise to augment it substantially, benefitting both patients and caregivers. However, the widespread implementation of these technologies faces financial hurdles, as high costs associated with development and deployment present a substantial barrier. Arshia Khan, PhD, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN, introduces efforts underway to minimize these expenses, aiming to enhance accessibility in both urban and rural areas, where isolation compounds the necessity for such aid. This interview took place at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC) 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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