Technology

Web Training Programs Show Lasting Benefits
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Computer and internet skills are becoming ever more important as agencies and businesses move information and services online. Older adults are increasingly likely to use…

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Does Evidence Support the Use of Personal Emergency Response Services?
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Some reports suggest that the use of personal emergency response services (PERS) has been beneficial to older adults. In an emergency, the user activates an…

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The Potential of Telehealth to Manage Cardiac and Respiratory Care
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The older-adult, home health care patient population often includes individuals who are socially isolated and have various, complicated medical issues.As a result, strategies to reduce…

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Finding & Assessing Online Health Information
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Older adults are online more than ever before, many of them searching for health information. But how do older adults search for and use online…

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What Can Accelerometer Research Show about Active Aging?
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Physical activity is an important aspect of healthy aging. It encourages overall well-being and mental health, and helps reduce the risk of falls and of…

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Gerotechnology: Shifts in the Study of Aging & Technology
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A recent review of several articles outlines the emergence of the field of gerotechnology— an interdisciplinary field that examines the relationships between older adults and…

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Preparing for the Future: Technology & Long-Term Care Services
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The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) recently released a new report featuring 19 aging service organizations that are pioneering new programs, products, and…

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Falls Reduction & Balance Issues: Wii™ Shows Promise To Help Older Adults Post-Limb Loss
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The number of Americans experiencing limb loss is expected to increase from 1.7 million to 3.6 million by 2050, due in large part to the…

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Unobtrusive, In-home Walking Assessment Will Benefit Research & Users’ Health
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Previously in aging in action, we discussed a new in-home sensor monitoring system designed to detect patterns in the physical activity of community-dwelling older adults.…

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Improving Online Health Literacy
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With the amount of available web-based health information and the increasing demands on individuals to make their own health care decisions, online health literacy is…

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Is Motion Sensor Monitoring Appropriate for You or Your Loved One?
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Home monitoring technologies have existed at least since the 1990s as a way of helping at-risk older adults age in place. The first such technologies…

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Hearing Aids: Who’s Using Them?
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Multiple studies have shown that hearing loss has a variety of negative effects. Hearing impairment contributes to a range of social and functional limitations, and…

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