Posts Tagged ‘elderly’
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.
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/
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