Healthy Hearing Can Help Keep Your Brain Fit

It is Better Hearing and Speech month, so we invited Annette Mazevski, Au.D., Ph.D., to author an article for Senior Care Corner®.  Annette is the Manager of Technology Assessment at Oticon, a hearing aid manufacturer. She has more than 15 years of experience as an audiologist and researcher, during which she has guided hearing aid wearers … Read moreHealthy Hearing Can Help Keep Your Brain Fit

Tech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Sometimes even the English language can seem like someone is speaking in a foreign tongue. Older adults, who lived much of their lives without today’s technology, can feel that tech speak is unintelligible and the whole world is trying to tell them something they don’t understand. It can be like talking about a new medical … Read moreTech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Seniors with Hearing Loss are Now a Tech Industry Focus

Did you see that comedy sketch / movie scene / television episode making fun of the senior with hearing loss? It’s really no laughing matter! According to the National Institutes of Health, one in three older adults between 65 and 74 years old have hearing loss and nearly half of those who are 75 or … Read moreSeniors with Hearing Loss are Now a Tech Industry Focus

Survey Closer Look — Insights on Tech from Seniors Who Are Caregivers

As we often hear and read, the senior (65+) population is growing rapidly, more so than any other age group. What you may not realize is that the number of senior family caregivers is also rising rapidly. One in five adult caregivers, or more than 8 million in all, are seniors, according to the 2015 … Read moreSurvey Closer Look — Insights on Tech from Seniors Who Are Caregivers

Survey Results — Family Caregivers Provide Technology Insights

The results of our technology survey are complete. That 474 of you who took the time to let us know what you think is truly appreciated! We are going to spend some time digging into your responses in order to figure out just what we can learn and apply to the future of technology reporting … Read moreSurvey Results — Family Caregivers Provide Technology Insights

Aging in Place Technology Roundup 2019 — Background for Family Caregivers

We believe technology advances are the most important innovations for our future lives and continue to provide information on tech so family caregivers are in the best position to help senior loved ones utilize that tech for healthier, safer, and happier lives. We have been telling you a lot about what we saw and heard … Read moreAging in Place Technology Roundup 2019 — Background for Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver Technology Survey — Please Help Us Help You

Supporting family caregivers in your efforts to make better the lives of senior loved ones is the mission of Senior Care Corner®. One aspect of our work is keeping you informed regarding technology that can, either directly or indirectly, help make seniors’ lives healthier, safer, more comfortable – – or just plain fun. Through our … Read moreFamily Caregiver Technology Survey — Please Help Us Help You

CES 2019 Recap – Innovation for Everyday Life and Beyond

There were, as expected, many new and interesting tech developments on display at CES® 2019. Some were interesting albeit not useful a least for home use. A huge appliance taking up otherwise useful space in the home to fold laundry? Really? And who really needs to bake 10 loaves of bread in their kitchen? But … Read moreCES 2019 Recap – Innovation for Everyday Life and Beyond

Why AI is Important to Seniors and Their Family Caregivers

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is everywhere at CES® 2019 and may be the hottest topic in conference sessions and on the exhibit floor. There are 490 exhibitors in the directory under the heading “Artificial Intelligence” and it seems like most of the other 4,000+ are talking about it as well. With all the benefits of … Read moreWhy AI is Important to Seniors and Their Family Caregivers