Press Release – U of T Engineering researchers develop technologies to reduce problem behaviours in people with dementia

More than half a million Canadians live with dementia — and that number is expected to almost double in the next 15 years.

Dementia is a degenerative disease described by symptoms including memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Some patients also develop mood changes and problem behaviours such as agitation, aggressiveness and delusions. Professor Mark Chignell (MIE) is applying his expertise in industrial engineering to design a solution that provides people in long-term care facilities an opportunity for mental and physical activity that prevents and reduces these behaviours.

Full article at: U of T Engineering News; MIE News