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According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of people in the U.S. age 65 and older use the internet, a dramatic increase from only 14 percent of older adults in 2000. The older the person, the less likely they are to embrace technology, the internet, social media, and smartphones, but when seniors actually adopt…

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Music is a powerful thing. Perhaps more than any other human activity, music has the ability to cross cultural boundaries and unify people with its power.  However, music is especially powerful when it comes to the mental and physical well being of seniors. There is even such a thing as music therapy. In this older…

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Using artificial intelligence to improve senior citizens health

Over the past decade, technology has brought astounding advances to the daily lives of average people. In the coming years, industry observers expect significant changes for the aging population thanks to one specific type of technology: artificial intelligence. Many believe that through a variety of applications, artificial intelligence — or AI — may offer improved…

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Are you looking for ways to broaden your horizons, learn something new and have fun? Zooniverse, an online “platform for people-powered research,” may be just the opportunity that fits the bill. The site brings together hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world to help professional researchers with a variety of projects. You’ll find a…

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Mobile apps to help seniors.

These days, most people carry a smartphone to keep abreast of the latest news and stay in touch with loved ones. But did you know smartphones may help improve your quality of life? By loading your mobile device with helpful applications, you can entertain yourself, continue learning, pay your bills, shop, manage the practical aspects…

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Think seniors don’t use social media? That’s so 2013. In 2017, seniors are adopting social platforms for a wide variety of uses well beyond keeping tabs on grandchildren. A recent study from Michigan State University found that online networking can reduce loneliness in seniors and may even give their health a boost. More than 95…

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