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Technology and the elderly

Kevin Cullen

Technology and the elderly

the role of technology in prolonging the independence of the elderly in the community care context

by Kevin Cullen

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Published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxembourg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Community health services for older people -- Europe.,
  • Medical technology -- Europe.,
  • Older people -- Services for -- Europe.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementK. Cullen, R. Moran.
    SeriesFAST research report, EUR -- 14419 EN, Science and technology policy series, EUR (Series) -- 14419 EN, Science and technology policy
    ContributionsMoran, Rosalyn., Commission of the European Communities.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV1481.E782 C85 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 135 p. :
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19593806M
    ISBN 109282648265

      This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated pill dispensers. And there's a "companion" robot to ward off.   Older people are often desperate to stay in their own homes, to avoid going into retirement and care homes and to retain their independence. However, ‘aging in place’ – enabling someone to remain in their own home – often requires considerable additional arrangements. However, the world of technology has delivered a range of inspired and [ ].

      With a rising elderly population, the technology industry cannot afford to ignore the issue. It is estimated that, by , 19% of the US population will be over 65 - .   Technology is an all-encompassing driving force in modern society, facilitating daily life and serves as the structural backbone our industrial civilization is built upon; unfortunately, there is a large portion of the population that has been eschewed from most of its benefits and conveniences—the elderly. An elderly is defined as anyone who is over the age of 65 in most.

    Many obstacles can block older adults’ access to technology: from logistical issues to personal apprehension. They may experience visual or auditory limitations that need to be overcome for technology use—and that may frustrate and discourage them from embracing technology if not remedied. To help with this, adjustable screen size and font is becoming standard on many devices, .   How Technology Is Changing Elderly Care. By David Olson. Posted on November 7, 6 min read. 7, It’s our responsibility to care of our elders as they grow older. Whether you are a family member who has taken on the role of caretaker or a professional who provides caregiver services, it’s crucial to understand and utilize the advances.


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