A CARE home is using robotic animals to comfort its residents living with dementia.

Waterside Court care home in Wallingford started using the fury companions to bring comfort and friendship to the residents.

The robots have realistic fur and pet-like sounds, they also have in-built sensors that respond to petting and movements.

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Staff at the care home say that interaction and stimulation for people living with dementia is incredibly important to maintaining wellbeing.

In addition to robotic cats and dogs, the care home also has therapy dolls.

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