Abstract: About 11 Million People in Europe suffer from the neurodegenerative disease dementia and their numbers are on the rise. It is one of the most important social and medical challenges of the 21st century which the research of Service Robots for dementia patients by Prof. Dr. Siegfried Handschuh is tackling.
Who will take care of them? How will they live and what can science do to ensure their quality of life. A pool of European experts from scientific, social and industrial background relating to dementia approaches that problem with the project for “Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots”, short MARIO.