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  • Why Seniors Should Be Embracing Technology


    These days, millennials are often made fun of for their excessive use of technology. It's true - they might be overdoing it. Attention spans are shortening, instant gratification is a must, and they have no work ethic. Well, that's what a lot of people are saying about us anyway. And a lot of the blame is put on technology and social media. But what you might not know is that this technology can also have some really good effects, especially on seniors.

    As we age, our health can slowly fade. The following are some helpful technology that you or your loved one should embrace. These tools can help your mind and body stay healthy and active, while letting you be more independent.

    Skype. Skype is such an important tool these days. While most younger people stay connected with various tools, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more, relationships can be harder to nurture for seniors. Whether your family is right down the street or states away, communication is easy with Skype. Watch your new grandson take his first steps, or talk to your daughter about her promotion. Depression is quite common in seniors, so keeping important relationships intact can help diminish some of those feelings.

    Computer games. Another way to fight off symptoms of depression is through computer games. Impairment in executive functions, which is the term for things like working memory, reasoning, and organization, corresponds directly with depression in seniors. While playing computer games, the executive functions are practiced and developed. Practicing these functions is linked to the recovery of depression. Next time you and your kids are visiting your mother or father, let the kids bring their video games to play with grandma and grandpa.

    GPS. If you or your loved one is concerned about getting lost, a GPS device is an easy solution. The Revolutionary Tracker is an easy to wear option. It allows your senior to stay independent while you can still keep an eye on them. You can check their location and even listen in if you're worried. The tracker lets them communicate to you as well. If your senior is fearful of losing their autonomy, a GPS may be the perfect solution.

    If you or a loved one is tech savvy and enjoys some of these tools already, then that's great! But for those individuals hesitant to try new technology, keep in mind that these are fun and easy ways to stay in touch and stay happy. And if you ever need assistance setting up your new tech gear, Reilly Painting and Contracting, your Home Mechanics, are always here to help.



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