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Computer plus training equals social connections-5206

Computer plus training equals social connections

While web-based visits with friends, family and people with similar interests or jobs is commonplace, older adults may not have the same level of access or knowledge to use the Internet connections enabled by computers and smart phones. The Ages 2.0 project was designed to discover if a simplified PC computer system could help selected groups of older adults avoid social isolation.

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Social media may help improve health literacy-5195

Social media may help improve health literacy

Do you know how to read a nutrition label, or understand how to take medications that control diabetes, or how to follow post-surgery instructions?

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Virtual education and support helps women control diabetes-5164

Virtual education and support helps women control diabetes

A group of 89 women with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to face-to-face counseling or to a web-based virtual community. The women, average age 52 years, were of African-American descent, had low incomes, high school educations and a range of experience with computers. The women in the virtual “Women in Control” group used avatars (illustrations of themselves) as did the instructors.

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Older adults with smartphones use their apps-5030

Older adults with smartphones use their apps

People ages 55 and older who own smartphones use 22 apps each month and spend about 21 hours per month using those apps, found a survey of people 18 years and older in the United States.

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To tech or not to tech? Older adults are ambivalent-4948

To tech or not to tech? Older adults are ambivalent

Earlier in 2014, more than 130 Chief Financial Officers at senior living organizations reported that their investments in the prior 12 months was largest for high-speed Internet connections (86%), resident/client access to the Internet and social networking (73.9%) and electronic point of care/point of service systems (67.2%) (Ziegler CFO Hotline Technology Spending, February 2014). What are older adults thinking about their technology investments?

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Technology may help reduce social isolation-4753

Technology may help reduce social isolation

A small group of 17 people, average age 87, who lived in a residential care home due to physical limitations were introduced to software they could use for three different activities: leisure games, a journal editing tool and an intuitive emailing device.

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