Technology

A Second Life for Isolated Older Adults? A Real-Life Look at Using Virtual Environments for Socializing
, Technology

Advances in Internet technology have enabled the creation of immersive, realistic 3-D online environments. One of the most popular of these is Second Life, a…

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TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Hails Ride-Sharing Apps for Residents
, Technology

An increasing number of senior living and aging services organizations are turning to ride hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft as an option for…

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Motivation Counts: Benefits to Older Adults from Tech Use Depends on Why They Use It
, Technology

Many potential benefits of information and communication technology (cell phones, social media, fitness trackers, etc.) have been suggested for older adults, but not much is…

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TRENDING NOW: Health Technology & Overall Technology Use for Older Adults 2011–2014
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A recent study in JAMA examined trends in older adults’ technology use from 2011 to 2014, with a particular focus on the use of health…

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Knocking Down Falls Risks with Virtual Reality
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While virtual reality devices are commonly associated with video games, recently researchers found that virtual reality can be used to reduce risks of falls in…

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TRENDING NOW: Close-up on Cameras in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Residents’ Rooms
, Technology

A recent survey of assisted living and skilled nursing providers examined the use of cameras in residents’ rooms. While the issue of cameras is getting…

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Phoning It In: Videoconferencing to Improve Dementia Care
, Technology

Effectively managing the symptoms of residents with dementia can require considerable clinical expertise. Unfortunately, many nursing homes lack access to the specialized expertise that could…

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A Robot Revolution in Caregiving? Older Adults’ Perceptions of Assistive Robot Technology
, Technology

As the aging services industry faces increasing staffing needs and a growing population of older adults in need of assistance, one proposed solution is the…

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TRENDING NOW: Technology Platform Used to Age in Place More Safely
, Technology

Samsung is piloting a technology platform to enable older adults to age in their homes more safely and for a longer period of time. The…

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Guess Which Technology May Decrease Older Adults’ Trips to ED?
, Technology

Telemedicine—effectively, the use of virtual consultations with doctors and related practitioners to lessen the burden of in-person visits for both patients and medical practitioners—is an…

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TRENDING NOW: 5 Top Technology Trends for Senior Living in 2016
, Technology

As technology continues become both cheaper and more advanced, the average age of residents in senior living communities is rising concurrently, creating an even larger…

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Who Do You Trust? How Older Adults Find Answers to Health Questions—Online & Offline
, Technology

In light of the increasing use of the Internet as a source for health information and increasing Internet use for older adults, recently a team…

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