Posts Tagged ‘technology’
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/
The sooner people with Dementia are introduced to technology designed with them in mind, the sooner they can get comfortable using it and reap the many benefits technology can provide. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/staying-independent/how-technology-can-help
With the use of tech devices, Dementia patients can live more comfortably, families can be offered a peace of mind, and caregiving burden can be eased. https://www.alzheimers.net/9-22-14-technology-for-dementia/
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.