Children perceive humanoid robot as emotional, moral being
(PhysOrg.com) -- Robot nannies could diminish child care worries for parents of young children. Equipped with alarms and monitoring capabilities to guard children from harm, a robot nanny would let parents ...
How couples recover after an argument stems from their infant relationships
When studying relationships, psychological scientists have often focused on how couples fight. But how they recover from a fight is important, too. According to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of ...
Mothering styles predict nature of adult relationships
(PhysOrg.com) -- Anxious about the stability of your relationship with your romantic partner? Uncomfortable relying on a friend?
Robots that develop emotions in interaction with humans
The first prototype robots capable of developing emotions as they interact with their human caregivers and expressing a whole range of emotions have been finalised by researchers.
'Welfare robots' to ease burden in greying Japan
Robotic wheelchairs, mechanical arms and humanoid waiters are among the cutting-edge inventions on show at a robotics fair in Japan, a country whose population is ageing rapidly.
Japan firms showcase personal toilet-bidet devices (Update)
Japanese firms on Wednesday showcased incontinence devices that combine a diaper with a personal bidet, removing waste before cleaning and then drying the wearer as they sleep.
Study: Elderly go from being perceived as capable consumer to 'old person'
(Phys.org)—Many baby boomers want to improve the way people view aging, but an Oregon State University researcher has found they often reinforce negative stereotypes of old age when interacting with their own parents, coloring ...
Who are you calling old? How elderly consumers negotiate their identities
Caregivers view elderly consumers as "old" when they can no longer perform everyday consumption activities on their own regardless of their actual age, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
For Alzheimer's and dementia patients, pingpong is a game -- and therapy
On TV screens around the room, Chinese table tennis players are whirling and vaulting, but Betty Stein isn't watching them.
Risk of hospital patient mortality increases with nurse staffing shortfalls, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nurses are the front-line caregivers to hospital patients, coordinating and providing direct care and delivering it safely and reliably. The goal for any hospital is to ensure that each of its patient-care ...
Struggling to follow doctor's orders
Paid caregivers make it possible for seniors to remain living in their homes. The problem, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study, is that more than one-third of caregivers had difficulty reading and understanding ...
Father's Day, Mother's Day. How about Co-Parents Day?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fathers stumbling through child-rearing are a familiar sitcom theme. But a growing body of research at the University of California, Berkeley, is challenging the perception that dads are goofy, uncaring or ...
Real social costs of caring for cognitively impaired elders
The real social costs of cognitive impairments among the elderly are being greatly underestimated without counting care given to older Americans who have not yet reached the diagnostic threshold for dementia.
Study examines phenomenon of women caring for ex-husbands
The aging population, 65 years and older, includes nearly 3.8 million divorced men and women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Illnesses and end-of-life issues can be particularly difficult for singles without spouses ...