Category Archives: Technology and Communication

Assistive Technology (2) – A lot more than just technology

Uses of modern assistive technology Electronic devices now being developed – especially in Japan –certainly have the potential to improve quality of life for older people with disabilities and could extend their independence. As well as health monitors and “Pill … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology (1) – how can it help in an ageing world?

There are all kinds of technology – digital technology seems to be taking over the world. Transport technology can get us where we want to go faster (but also contributes to traffic jams) and, in planning for an ageing world, … Continue reading

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Older people and the internet: The pros and cons of non-use

In Margaret Richardson’s research, the group of older people who did not use the internet did not, on the whole, see this as negative in terms of how they socialised with family and friends, nor how they participated in leisure … Continue reading

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Older People and the Internet

1. Using and managing the internet The internet – you can’t get away from it. It pervades our daily lives – shopping, banking, interacting with central government and local agencies. How many times a day are we told “visit our … Continue reading

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