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If you ask an older adult which decade of their life has been the best so far, they’ll probably say their sixties. Most adults in their sixties are in good health, don’t have any children or parents to care for, and have the time and money to travel. So what’s one thing still tying you …

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A growing number of researchers are exploring the way that humans interact with computers. So much, in fact, that a common term has taken hold to describe this field of research: human-computer interactions or HCI. A popular area of HCI research is technology that supports older adults and enables them to remain independent in their …

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Virtual reality, or VR, is a three-dimensional realistic environment. It is controlled and experienced through the body movements of the user, who wears special headgear. While the technology seems out of this world, its applications for older adults are very down to earth. A new world of possibilities According to an article on nextavenue.org, VR is …

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Every January, a Las Vegas exhibition called CES showcases leading-edge consumer electronic products, attracting people from around the world. The fact that the 2017 show was attended by 175,000 tech fans proves it is, indeed, a massively popular event. This is the place where innovative technology products are often introduced or get a major leg-up …

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Although anyone can become a victim of financial fraud (deceptive sales and marketing tactics), predators frequently target senior citizens because they are trusting, often live alone and may have reduced cognitive function as part of the aging process. A recent study reveals the problem of senior financial fraud is at an all-time high. Fraud on …

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You’ve probably seen the TV ads touting online puzzles as a way to improve brain function. But a growing body of research, like the study led by Dr. Denise Park and published recently in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, beg to differ. It isn’t that crossword puzzles and other brain exercises don’t help; it’s that their …

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