Although it can be challenging for people with dementia to care for a pet, they still may benefit from the companionship. That’s where robotic pets come in. A new study shows that interactive robotic cats boosted both mood and cognition in people with mild to moderate dementia, among other benefits. These improvements in the patient can, in turn, improve the quality of life for caregivers.

More details on this new study here, from ScienceDaily.