Posts Tagged ‘technology’
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.
Digitally-empowered solutions for dementia, such as immersive virtual reality technology and brain training services with EEG, have the potential for slowing down the rate of decline and enhancing patients quality of life.
Basic smart technology components that safeguard and monitor the home can protect and keep Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients safe. https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-12-22/keeping-a-technological-eye-on-alzheimers-and-dementia-patients-at-home
Many older adults have a positive attitude about aging in place and technology. A survey from a sample of seniors found that 80% owned a smartphone. https://www.cta.tech/Resources/i3-Magazine/i3-Issues/2019/May-June/Active-Aging-Perceptions-and-Attitudes
More than half of adults age 65 and older use the internet.
The digital savviness of older adults has vastly improved.
Aging Services Technologies address issues that older adults face today. The video below discusses high tech aging and how it can improve seniors’ lives. High Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today https://www.giaging.org/issues/aging-services-technologies/
New technological developments are improving the quality of life for socially isolated older adults by connecting them with family and immersive experiences through use of tools such as headphones and virtual reality sets.