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Difference Between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality And Mixed Reality

Difference Between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality

  In one of our recent articles, we discussed using Virtual Reality (VR) systems to improve the lives of senior citizens. Although much more research needs to be completed on this topic, we know that VR is currently being used for medical testing. There are also claims that VR systems can improve a senior’s balance […]

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Wearable Prototype Automatically calls for Help in Time of Need

Wearable Prototype Automatically Calls For Help In Time Of Need

  You may be a person who is quick to complain about technology. Perhaps you grumble when you can’t remember passwords for your online bank account. Maybe you complain when you feel as if you need a degree in computer science to set the thermostat in your house. And seeing people staring at their cell […]

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How Virtual Reality is Improving the Lives of Seniors

How Virtual Reality Benefits Seniors & Improves Their Lives

  For many, growing old is no picnic. Aging adults are often forced to overcome many obstacles. Some suffer from depression after losing spouses, other family members, and friends. They may have health issues that keep them from enjoying their previous favorite pastimes. Seniors often suffer from loneliness and isolation as they age. Whenever a […]

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smart home technology to help seniors

Smart Home Technology to Help Seniors

  It’s an amazing time to be alive! Robots can vacuum our floors. We can listen to any song ever recorded from our cell phones. And technology has made it easier for us to age in place instead of having to move to expensive assisted living facilities. Here are some home technology ideas you may […]

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smart tech tools for seniors

Smart Tech Tools for Seniors

  If you’ve been spinning around on this great, blue marble for decades, you have seen a lot of changes take place. Although some of the changes may cause you concern, you have to admit that modern technology has made daily life a lot easier now than it was a century ago. If you plan […]

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How Technology Can Help With Aging in Place

  Your senior family member has never been shy about offering his opinion. If this describes your parent, you probably know your dad’s feelings on politics or your mom’s views on religion. Chances are, this strong-willed personality may have already informed you of his or her intentions of never leaving home. But this concerns you. […]

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Aging and Technology: Digital Games Improve Senior Health

Aging and Technology: Digital Games Improve Senior Health

Lots of people think that video games are a waste of time, but that is not necessarily true. Simon Fraser University has recently published research indicating that video games might actually have several health benefits for seniors specifically. Video games do two major things for seniors: they reduce social isolation and promote mental stimulation; thus […]

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Six Best Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts are a great way to occupy and stimulate the mind while doing chores, cooking, gardening, knitting, etc. They can be educational, inspirational, thrilling, and relaxing. If you are looking to find a podcast to occupy your mind while your hands are busy, here are six of the best ones you can try.   Dan […]

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Common Tech Scams that Target Seniors & How to Avoid Them

If you ever get a call that goes something like this, hang up immediately: “This is a call from Microsoft (or another reputable tech company). We encounter a serious issue coming out of your computer. It seems to be someone is trying to hijack your identity and trying to steal your social security number and […]

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Can Amazon Alexa Help Detect a Heart Attack?

Most people are aware of certain heart attack symptoms, like sweating, chest tightness, and pain in the left arm. However, one symptom most people are not aware of is agonal breathing. Agonal breathing is a distinct type of gasping, guttural, abnormal breath that is made by about half of people who experience a heart attack, […]

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What Does Aging in Place Really Mean?

  Most people would like to continue living at home as they age, or with family if necessary. Nearly everyone wants as much independence as possible as they get older. The concept of aging independently is central to the idea of “aging in place.” Aging in place looks like different things to different people, and […]

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Technology That Makes Aging At Home a Viable Alternative To a Nursing Home

  One of the most difficult conversations a family ever has to have is how best to take care of their elderly relative after they have had an incident. This is especially true following one that causes their family to fear for their safety while they are alone in their home. Most people want to […]

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