News tagged with older adults

What digital divide? Seniors embrace social technology

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and even improve their ...

dateAug 25, 2016 in Internet
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When 'smart' apps become smart for real

How can a smart application recognise and reason about a human's purposeful activities in order to be able to coach in a purposeful way? Esteban Guerrero at Umeå University in Sweden presents new computer-based methods for ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Computer Sciences
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Brit accents vex US hearing-impaired elderly

Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn't feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like "Downton Abbey." A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones

Don't be fooled by her age or her not-so-smart flip phone. Eighty-five-year-old Betty Lou Luce is spurring a technology movement that's spreading from bridge clubs to retirement homes across Southern California.

dateMay 03, 2016 in Software
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How playing video games can change your retirement

The teenagers who were hooked on Pac-Man in the arcades and amusement parks of the early 1970s are getting ready for retirement, but many of them have never stopped playing video games. In fact, it doesn't look like they ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Other
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