iPads help older people get more out of life. My Ageing Parent

iPads combat elderly loneliness and isolation. Top tips on how to get your older parent using an iPad from UK leading elderly care advice website for carers

Source: http://www.myageingparent.com/how-ipads-can-help-your-ageing-parent-get-more-out-of-life/

Do you have an aging parent or work in geriatrics? Here are some suggestions for using iPad with the aging population. It also includes some research about the ease of reading on an iPad.

Worth the visit if this population is part of your personal or professional life. My personal experience with my mother found the iPad to be an easy to access tool. We also had fun playing some basic visual memory games, reading tongue twisters, puzzles and looking at topics of interest on demand (with Wi-Fi) together. Sharing recent photos of family and taking pictures and videos of her during visits to share with distant family was also a boon! Certainly using an Android device will work for the same purposes with similar type apps.

What did we ever do before mobile devices (practiced the virtue of patience and additional to do lists that now can be at our finger tips?)?


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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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