Special dementia toy 'has a beating heart'
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Dementia: 'Heartbeat' device 'makes my mum happy'

HUG may look like a soft toy on the outside - but it has been specially designed to help people with advanced dementia.

Designers at Cardiff Metropolitan University hope it can help to ease anxiety and depression.

The device has a beating 'heart' and a speaker that can play sounds and favourite songs.

It has been successfully trialled at a home in the city and they hope to now produce the HUG commercially.

  • 31 Oct 2019
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