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The Digital Senior: Technology Pros and Cons

The Digital Senior: Technology Pros & Cons

The Digital Senior: Technology Pros & ConsTechnology for seniors is improving many aspects of their lives. There are technology tools that make life more convenient and also help elderly people stay more connected to their families. Even with such advantages, it’s important to be aware that there are downsides of technology usage as well. Data shared or transmitted online can fall into the wrong hands. This unfortunately …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 7/20/16: The Future of Elder Care Technology

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seniors and technologyRobotics. The Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors. Our last #ElderCareChat conversation was all about technology—what’s currently working for elder care providers and family caregivers, what keeps people from adopting new tech tools, and what exciting innovations are in the pipeline. And we were thrilled to be guided in this important discussion by one of the field’s top experts: Susann Keohane from IBM’s Accessibility division.

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#ElderCareChat 4/20/16 Recap: Technology and Aging

shutterstock_60268300In the latest installment of #ElderCareChat, 39 participants discussed the benefits of current and in-the-pipeline technology tools for seniors and caregivers. Connie Chow (@DailyCaring on Twitter) was our featured guest during the live hour.

Connie is a founder of DailyCaring, a website and daily email newsletter with free, practical caregiving tips that help families caring for older adults. Brief daily emails deliver the latest solutions to top caregiving challenges. DailyCaring’s advice has been featured …Read more ›

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Staying in Touch with Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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After all the time you’ve spent planningpreparing, and packing for assisted living, you may think your job is done once the move is complete. But that’s only the beginning. Though your loved ones have moved to assisted living, they still need you in their life.

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Is There Hope for Seniors with Tinnitus?

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tinnitusIf you hear ringing in your ears when no external sounds are present, you may be suffering from tinnitus – and you’re not alone. As you get older, the likelihood of developing tinnitus increases significantly. In fact, research suggests that roughly 30 percent of seniors experience tinnitus symptoms.

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Staying in Touch With Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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assisted livingAfter all the time you’ve spent planning, preparing, and packing for assisted living, you may think your job is done once the move is complete. But that’s only the beginning. Though your loved ones have moved to assisted living, they still need you in their life.

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Handhelds for the Elderly: Helping Your Parents Stay Connected With Technology

handheldIf you are considering giving your senior parents a handheld electronic device as a gift but hesitate because of the notion that elderly people are supposedly “bad” at technology, my advice would be this: Put that notion aside and just go for it. You may be pleasantly surprised by how well your parent does with the new technology. I know I was. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 8/5/15 Recap: Social Isolation Among Seniors and Caregivers

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are you legally responsible for your parents' careDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 tweeps discussed the causes and dangers of social isolation among seniors and caregivers, along with prevention and intervention strategies.  (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 7/1/15: How Tech Tools Are Advancing Elder Care

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lack of internet use may sideline senior citizensDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 75 new and returning participants exchanged information, insights, and ideas on the technology innovations in the pipeline – and currently on the market – designed to support, enhance and streamline the daily routines of caregivers and seniors. (more…)

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Top 3 Tech Tools for Lonely Seniors: Helping the Elderly Stay Connected

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seniors and technologySeniors often become isolated and lonely when they can’t easily go out and see family or friends. With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it can be difficult for family to stay in touch in traditional ways.

To help seniors stay connected and prevent loneliness, try these three easy-to-use tech tools. …Read more ›

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