Technology

Guess Which Technology May Decrease Older Adults’ Trips to ED?
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Telemedicine—effectively, the use of virtual consultations with doctors and related practitioners to lessen the burden of in-person visits for both patients and medical practitioners—is an…

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TRENDING NOW: 5 Top Technology Trends for Senior Living in 2016
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As technology continues become both cheaper and more advanced, the average age of residents in senior living communities is rising concurrently, creating an even larger…

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Who Do You Trust? How Older Adults Find Answers to Health Questions—Online & Offline
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In light of the increasing use of the Internet as a source for health information and increasing Internet use for older adults, recently a team…

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It’s All in the Wrist: Using Wearable Technology to Track Older Adults’ Activity Levels & Abilities
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Accurately assessing physical activity levels in older adults has been a challenge for health professionals and researchers. Not only are self-reports of physical activity subject…

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Tablets for Older Adults
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Use of computers and similar technology has been associated with decreased feelings of loneliness and depression, and increased feelings of independence and personal growth; however,…

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Computerized Brain Training: What Works & What Doesn’t
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Hot on the heels of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Max Planck Center for Human Development’s recommendations concerning computer-based cognitive training, a group of…

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Sensors & Sensibility: How In-Home Sensors Monitor Older Adults’ Everyday Abilities
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It’s 2015 and sensors are everywhere! Fitbits, Apple Watches, and sleep monitors abound. For those of us who like to keep track of our every…

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Sensor Monitoring: Sense of Safety or Invasion of Privacy?
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A growing number of technologies are being developed for older adults to assist in their efforts to live independently and to assist in the early…

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The Landscape of Technology for Older Adults
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There is a growing conviction that technology can play an important role in enhancing both the quality of life and independence for older adults, as…

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The Positive Effects of Internet Usage in Older Adults
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New research suggests that time spent perusing the Internet may actually reduce the probability of depression in older adults by as much as 33 percent.…

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Why Older Adults & Technology Don’t Always “Click”
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A growing number of technology options that can support older adults in the aging process are being introduced. However, these technologies can be of little…

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How Much Is Quality of Life Worth?
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With the worldwide growth of the older adult population, there have been numerous efforts to design and provide what have become known as quality of…

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