Critter Corner: How Technology Can Make Life Easier for Those with Autism

Dear Oakley, Our son was just diagnosed with autism and is nonverbal. What types of technology can help make life easier for him and for us? Thanks for your help, Hal Pinhimm --- Dear Hal, For people on the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Digital Voice Assistants Help Detect Dementia?

Dear Hayek, Most people I know have some sort of digital voice assistant in their home, such as Amazon’s Alexa. I read somewhere that these speakers are helping to detect dementia. How does that work, and aren’t there privacy … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Top 7 Apps for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Dear Angel, My father, Bill, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was wondering if you knew of any apps that would be beneficial and/or enjoyable for him to use. Thanks so much in advance! Al Zimerapps --- Dear … [Read more...]

David Hanson’s “Grace” May Be the Answer to Shortage of Senior Health Aides

Ever turn on the TV, scan Facebook, or check out viral news stories online and see Sophia, an extremely life-like humanoid robot? Well, if you haven’t seen her, Sophia is a robot that is designed to look very human that has gotten … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Aging Technology in Long-Term Care Facilities

Dear Oakley,   The pandemic is hopefully over and things are getting back to normal. I remember how long-term care facilities were affected by the pandemic. Is there any new technology to help provide more protections … [Read more...]

Can Carebots Look After Your Senior Loved Ones?

Q. Caregiving for my mother, who has dementia, has been really challenging both physically and emotionally. I admit that I need help, but hiring someone is so expensive and it’s often hard to find the right person, especially with … [Read more...]

Part 2: What’s Next for Senior Tech? — Tools that are Transforming the Care and Well-being of Seniors

Technology has changed everyone’s lives and continues to do so every day. In many ways, seniors have some of the greatest needs of anyone in our society and, as such, may have the most potential to be helped by technological … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Senior Tech? — Tools that are Transforming the Care and Well-being of Seniors in 2021 (Part 1)

Technology adoption among seniors is growing, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Older adults are using smartphones, wearables, voice-powered home assistants, and other smart home technologies with almost the same vigor as … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What New Technology Can Help My Mother Age-in-Place Safely?

Dear Magic, In the past, you’ve published lots of articles on aging-in-place technology. My mother is aging-in-place and I worry about her, since we try not to visit her due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are there any new … [Read more...]

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...]

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