Everyone knows that cats can provide health benefits to people such as lower blood pressure and a general sense of well being. However, researchers at Florida Atlantic University found that engaging with a robotic pet might help people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, reducing their stress and dementia-related behaviors without the more complex responsibilities of pet ownership.

So if you know someone suffering from dementia, let them play with a robotic cat and see if they feel happier. At least a robotic cat won’t require a litter box or cleaning up hair balls once in a while. If a real cat can provide countless health benefits, how much health benefits can a robotic cat provide?

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