Archive for the ‘Senior Technology’ Category
Research indicates that playing jig-saw puzzles long-term can be good for healthy cognitive aging. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2018.00299/full
There is a significant growth in digital technology adoption by older adults. Research found that adults 60 and older are spending more than 50% of daily leisure time on screen time. https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/06/28/more-seniors-are-embracing-technology-but-can-they-use-it-ucsd-researchers-suggest-asking-them/?sh=12e2b7d42323
A study found that older adults who mostly use technology to stay connected with loved ones had higher reports of positive mental well-being, and those who mostly use it for learning new information reported being more physically fit.
When seniors become comfortable with tech devices, they become avid users. A study found that of the 30% of seniors over age 73 that own a smartphone, 77% go online multiple times a day. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyblankson/2018/09/07/4-ingenious-technologies-to-help-aging-adults-stay-connected-and-engaged/?sh=1a4c33684ab8
Devices for remote monitoring make it easier to care for older adults from afar, and also allows them to maintain their independence without being burdened by the technology. https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/home-care/info-2018/technology-helps-remote-monitoring.html
Integrated technological solutions will help elderly patients in the many problems they face, improve their overall well-being, and offer a big help to patients that often suffer from memory loss. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6128069/
Research suggests that brain stimulation through reading and engaging in various brain exercises can slow down cognitive decline in late adulthood. https://medicalfuturist.com/how-to-improve-your-cognitive-health/
Ongoing research is being conducted to find ways technology, such as cognitive computing, can empower the aging population and help older adults live healthier and happier lives. https://www.ibm.com/able/outthink-aging.html
People are more likely to become more disenfranchised and disadvantaged with less use of technology, because technology is more integrated into everyday life. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1524856/
Data shows that more older adults are utilizing home care and are able to stay home the whole time they age.