Masatsugu Okazaki

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BACKGROUND Considering the high prevalence of dementia, it would be of great value to develop effective tools to improve cognitive function. We examined the effects of a human-type communication robot on cognitive function in elderly women living alone. MATERIAL/METHODS In this study, 34 healthy elderly female volunteers living alone were randomized to(More)
BACKGROUND A depressive state is a common symptom in the elderly and often accompanies cognitive impairment. The coexistence of depressive symptoms and cognitive impairment is a serious problem, as it increases adverse outcomes for health, functional status, and mortality. It would thus be of great value to clarify the cognitive dysfunction associated with(More)
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