Technology

R2-D2, Busboy: A Fresh Look at Robots as a Staffing Support Solution in Senior Living
, Technology

In senior living, staffing challenges have been exacerbated by COVID-19, and they remain the top-of-mind concern for community leaders. McKnight’s Senior Living reports that robotics,…

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“Alexa, Please Help Me Age Well”: A Competition Aims to Add Alexa Functions for Senior Living Residents
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While the adoption of Alexa has been slow among older adults, Alexa has been gaining popularity among Life Plan Communities and other senior living organizations.…

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Controlling the Tick of the Aging Clock with TikTok: Mature Content Creators Use Platform to Promote Positive Aging
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Few can resist falling down the rabbit hole that is TikTok. On this social media platform, users can create short videos of almost anything they…

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TRENDING NOW: Combatting Loneliness & Isolation with Empathetic Robots
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Older adults across New York State will be pleasantly surprised when they open their mail to find a new companion! The Daily Gazette is reporting…

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Stepping Together: How Social Support Optimizes the Benefits of Mobile Fitness Devices
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It may seem like everyone is wearing some type of health-tracking device nowadays, and older adults are no exception. Health tracking devices are types of…

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Use It or Lose It: Information Technology Usage & Perceptions of Aging
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With the advancement of Everyday Information and Communication Technologies (EICTs) (such as those that promote e-banking, shopping, and entertainment), a generational divide in its usage…

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Gone Phishing: Age-Related Differences in Identifying Phishing Emails
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Deceptive emails, or “phishing” messages, can have significant consequences for anyone who falls for this type of attack. A new study investigated how age may…

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Gone Phishing: Age-Related Differences in Identifying Phishing Emails
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Deceptive emails, or “phishing” messages, can have significant consequences for anyone who falls for this type of attack. A new study investigated how age may…

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Sad-Face Emoji: Social Media Use Associated with Depression in Adults
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Researchers seem to have found that social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok may be related to an increased likelihood of depressive symptoms in…

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Testing the Test: A Move toward Culturally Inclusive Cognitive Screening
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Neuropsychological assessments, used to examine cognitive function, may not accurately measure the same abilities across cultural groups. In a study that received a Silver 2021 Innovative…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults as Social Media Influencers
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The pandemic has allowed older adults to flex their technological muscles. For some, that meant broadening their horizons with social media. New research is finding…

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Virtual Visits: Using Virtual Reality to Connect Residents to Distant Family Members
, Technology

A new study explores senior living residents’ use of immersive virtual reality to connect with family members from a distance. Twenty-one residents with mild cognitive…

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