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The robot dog helping people with Alzheimer's disease

Tom Stevens wanted to find a way to help his mother, Nancy, overcome a very specific problem when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She had a two-year-old dog which she was very attached to, but unfortunately her pet wasn't very friendly towards those looking after Nancy. So Tom decided to build a robotic dog to help her. He's now the CEO of a company called Tombot and he spoke to Newsday's Shaimaa Khalil.

(Photo: The TomBot robot puppy Credit: Tombot/Studio In Common)

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