Technology

Bridging the Digital Divide: Tablets for Older Adults
, Technology

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
, Technology

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
, Technology

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?
, Senior Housing, Technology, Uncategorized

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
, Technology

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
, Technology

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”
, Technology

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?
, Technology

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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Stroke Survivors & Blood Pressure: Consistency Is Key
, Aging & Wellness, Technology

Although lowering blood pressure after a stroke has been known to reduce the risk for another stroke, a heart attack, and other vascular events, the…

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Under the Sheets: A New Noninvasive Sleep-Monitoring System
, Technology

Approximately a third of the population suffers from difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, poor quality of sleep, and a variety of sleep-related breathing problems. For…

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Impact of Assistive Technologies on Personal Assistance Hours
, Technology

Assistive technologies that help individuals with disabilities compensate for their impairments can potentially serve as either substitutes or complements for human personal assistance. If assistive…

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New Technology for Pill Organizers Allows Wireless Remote Monitoring of Older Adults’ Medication Compliance
, Technology

For older adults taking medication, compliance with a physician’s recommended schedule for taking medicine is important for the drugs to succeed and to avoid complications.…

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