Wednesday, October 17, 2012

No shortage of apps for oldies

This blog in the NY Times makes a convincing case for the benefits that older people accrue from using Internet/Apps to monitor their health and wellbeing and to communicate with health professionals.

Kim Walker recently blogged about a list of apps that are especially relevant to older people.

The stuff is out there it is 'just' a matter of making/encouraging the individual and institution to make use of it.

And this is where the devil is in the detail. There are great organisations like Digital Unite that provide practical help and encouragement to older people to make the transition to the digital world. It is the exception. There are lots of people that write and pontificate about the subject (like me) but what you need to make a difference is skilled and continuing hands on assistance. Dick Stroud

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