Technology

Stepping Together: How Social Support Optimizes the Benefits of Mobile Fitness Devices
, Technology

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
, Technology

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
, Technology

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
, Technology

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
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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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TRENDING NOW: Smarter Use of Artificial Intelligence in Senior Living
, Technology

There is no shortage of news on the rising popularity of technology in senior living; everything from virtual reality to “care bots” is making its…

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Keep It Up: How Older Adults Maintain Activity Tracker Use Long Term
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A recent study explored strategies older adults employ to maintain long-term use of an activity tracker. Researchers interviewed 20 people who had reported long-term use…

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TRENDING NOW: Piloting Telehealth Drones for House Calls in Rural Areas
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The COVID-19 pandemic has required us all to be innovative, whether with our indoor activities and hobbies or our approach to self-care and well-being. Researchers…

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TRENDING NOW: “Gossip Robots” Being Programmed to Ease Loneliness in Assisted Living Residents
, Technology

Robots are making their way into health care, used as a preventative measure to loneliness and a potential solution to staff shortages. McKnight’s Senior Living…

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