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TRENDING NOW: Japan Uses Robots to Bridge Employee Shortage in Eldercare
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A recent article in The New York Times explored the news of Japan implementing worker-robots in Tokyo’s Shin-Tomi nursing home. Although this may be surprising…

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Exercising with Xbox: Exploring New Ways for Older Adults to Work Out
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Exercising with video games may be a fun and effective alternative to conventional exercise programs. In a recent study, investigators tested the effectiveness of Xbox…

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TRENDING NOW: Technology and Older Adults’ Independence
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In January 2018, the start-up company Voyage announced that it’s testing a self-driving taxi service inside The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in Florida.  A…

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Text Me L8R: Older Adults’ Technology Use & Social Engagement by Gender
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Researchers used data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study to investigate patterns of technology use by older adults and how they’re related to…

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Exploring How Older Adults Learn New Technology
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The so-called “digital divide” has been an area of focus for many researchers hoping to develop strategies to increase literacy in technology use (among older…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Learning to Code
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Coding is often thought of as a career path for young people. Some may think older adults would have difficulty learning this skill. However, it…

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Hitting “Refresh” on Technology & Older Adults’ Independence
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In 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology issued the report Independence, Technology and Connection in Older Age. A recent paper took…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Want Mobile News Too
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An increasing number of Americans are getting their news from mobile devices, and older adults have contributed substantially to this increase. A recent survey asked…

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This Is Your Brain on Facebook: How Social Networking Affects Older Adults
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This study included 41 older adults living in the community and in senior living, with an average age of 79. Fourteen participants learned and used…

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TRENDING NOW: Making Cities Smarter for Older Adults
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Making a city smarter means using new technology and better design to help make things run more efficiently and to provide the most benefit to…

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Tickled Pink: How Pink Noise Improves Older Adults’ Sleep & Memory
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Researchers are continuing to explore the relationship between sleep and cognition in older adults. (For example, see here.) Recently, researchers examined one potential technology for…

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TRENDING NOW: Common Technology Use within Senior Living
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The most widely used resident care technologies in the senior living industry, according to the recent ASHA Senior Living Technology Report, are emergency response systems…

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