New Exciting Technology Emerges for Seniors and Caregivers in the 2020’s

Q. I am a caregiver for my 80-year old mother who is in the early stages of dementia. I consider myself to be technologically savvy, but I am not quite sure what is out there that can help me in my role. You used to publish lots … [Read more...]

Technology to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Age-in-Place Longer

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people world-wide are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. As researchers continue their tireless efforts to find a cure, technology for Alzheimer's is helping people … [Read more...]

Senior Care Robots are Revolutionizing Health Care in Northern Virginia

Imagine this: An 80-year-old woman named Joan lives alone at home. In the past, she has forgotten to take her medicine and she often gets lonely. Rudy, who is about the size of a typical ten-year-old, comes in and reminds her to … [Read more...]

Pain . . . What Pain? Just Retrain Your Brain!

Maria was cooking in her kitchen when hot oil splashed from a pan onto her hand. Her reaction was a typical one when it comes to pain. She instantly recoiled and ran to the sink to place her hand under cold water from the … [Read more...]

Some Amazing Apps Moms (and Everyone Else) Need in Their Lives

  Q. My mother has had the same outdated phone for five years now. It is small and slow, and she squints when she tries to read emails, articles, or books on it. She has been learning a lot about technology and things she can do … [Read more...]

New Technology for Better Aging

GPS SmartSole Many of us want to age-in-place as we get older. Unfortunately, in most cases, safety, health issues, and social isolation can interfere with that plan. This is why a growing number of seniors and their … [Read more...]

New Apps for Dementia Patients

Many of us have grandchildren who are preteens. They play sports, enjoy video games and texting, and spend a lot of their time socializing with their friends. Academically, many preteens are discovering STEM subjects (Science, … [Read more...]

Exciting New Innovations for Seniors from the M-Enabling Summit

Plant Nanny App The 5th annual M-Enabling Summit was recently held in Arlington, VA, attracting tech innovators from around the world and leaders of the accessibility community. With its theme of “Accessible Technologies and … [Read more...]

Virtual Reality for Seniors: Traveling Through Time and Reducing Pain

Helen, 83, loved recounting “the good old days” with friends at her assisted living facility. She would talk about her old neighborhood in Roanoke, the neighbors across the street, riding her bicycle with her friends, and swinging … [Read more...]

A New White House Report on Technology for Seniors

Technology is playing a larger role in the lives of seniors, enabling them to be engaged, connected, mentally active, and physically safe. In fact, boomers are a part of one of the fastest growing demographics in terms of usage of … [Read more...]