Technology

Rec Tech: Technology-Mediated Recreation & Quality of Life in Long-Term Care
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Senior living may not be the first industry that comes to mind when discussing technology, but that may be about to change. According to an…

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Think Fast! Independent & Assisted Living Residents Benefit from Cognitive Training
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In a study that earned a silver 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging award, researchers explored how independent and assisted living residents can benefit…

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You Might Also Like This: Programmers Seek to Streamline Person-Centered Care Questionnaire
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With the goal of offering better person-centered care, nursing homes use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI-NH), a long questionnaire to assess resident preferences.…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Reality Training for Caregiving Staff Puts Them in the Shoes of Care Recipients
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Virtual reality has been on the scene for quite some time, but Embodied Labs is pushing the envelope when it comes to using this immersive…

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Like, Share & Retweet: Social Media Use May Improve Older Adults’ Cognition
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An interesting new study explored the cognitive benefits of using social media. Half of the 34 participants age 65 or over (average age 76.5) attended…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Closing the Technology Gap
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The technological divide between older and younger generations may be a thing of the past. AARP reported on recent integral research that shows the gap…

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Sparking Connections: Electrical Stimulation of Older Brains Boosts Working Memory
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In a novel study, researchers stimulated certain areas of older adults’ brains with a low-level current that matched the brain’s own electrical signals, to aid…

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Have You Heard? Hearing Aids Keep Older Adults Healthy
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A study on the benefits of using hearing aids found that using the devices can counteract many of the negative health outcomes associated with hearing…

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Which Gets Top Score in Cognitive Benefits—Brain Games or Video Games?
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Brain training games have become widely popular, but how do they stack up against video games? A recent study aimed to find out by comparing…

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TRENDING NOW: Tackling Dementia with Robots & Video Games
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Robots are gradually solidifying their place in the world of older adult care. They are taking on roles of companions, caretakers, and, now, teachers. McKnight’s…

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Mind Games: A Review of Whether Brain Games Improve Cognitive Health
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Playing games seems like a great way to maintain or improve cognitive health, but do brain games really work? The answer, according to a recent…

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TRENDING NOW: Accessing Grandkids On-Demand
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Loneliness continues to be a focus for research on older adults, with both senior living developers and researchers attempting to find savvy new ways to…

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