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Telikin The Gift of Joy

Category: Aging

dad and nancyThe gift of Joy -- Many studies and articles have been written discussing the benefits to seniors using technology.  When thinking about purchasing a computer or technology gift for a loved one, we envision the many ways they might enjoy using it.   

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08 November 2017, 16:00
 

Telikin A tribute to my Mother

Category: Aging

nancy-and-janetA tribute to my Mother -- This will be my first Mother's Day without my mom, Janet. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2006 and, over the years, she had experienced the physical and cognitive issues that affect patients with PD. As her illness progressed, she couldn't do many of the things she always loved to do.

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03 May 2017, 16:00
 

Telikin The Sound of Connection: How Music Can Sharpen the Minds of Seniors

Category: Aging

Happy-Couple-smallThe Sound of Connection -- A noted composer once said that music opens up the window to the soul.  But for independently living seniors, being able to keep music in their lives can benefit the mind as well. The links between musical training and improved brain aptitude are already well-documented. Children and young adults who practice music, whether they are part of a school orchestra, a chorus or even a garage band, demonstrably experience elevated levels of attention and memory compared with before they began. Their training is shown to improve hearing and even, in some instances, motor skills.  Meanwhile, studies in recent years suggest that simply listening to music can provide a variety of health benefits–emotional, psychological and even physical–in the life of an older person who lives alone.For seniors, music can provide a powerful and easily recognized link to the past.  Listening to songs one heard long ago often helps to bring back dormant memories from his or her younger years. Such stimuli can also help seniors contextualize their memories. 

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04 January 2017, 16:00
 

Telikin Why Support is Critical for Seniors Learning Computers

Category: Aging

senior-lady-on-phone-119-98Why Support is Critical For Seniors Learning Computers - For many seniors and computer novices, learning how to use a computer is very exciting, but it also may be a little intimidating.

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02 April 2015, 20:48
 

Telikin Why a Senior Computer?

Category: Aging

Telikin Senior Computer 98Why a Senior Computer - Technology today has become so pervasive that most of us take it for granted. Not only do we take for granted that we can instantly connect and get information, but we also take for granted how this technology works...

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30 March 2015, 18:14
 

Telikin Using the Internet Decreases Depression in Seniors

Category: Aging

Senior Woman Smiling Telikin smUsing the Internet Decreases Depression in Seniors - If you needed yet another reason to get your senior parent, friend, or grandparent on the computer, here's one - Using the internet can help reduce depression in older adults. A recent study out of Michigan State University...

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29 April 2014, 16:49
 

Telikin Senior Computer and Internet Use

Category: Aging

Senior Computer Use smSenior Computer and Internet Use - The Pew Research Center just released new data on internet and computer usage among older adults. In short, the numbers show that more seniors are adopting technologies, but still at a much slower pace than the rest of adult Americans.

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04 April 2014, 20:49
 

Telikin Brain Training Can Have Lasting Effects in Seniors

Category: Aging

brain training gearsBrain Training Can Have Lasting Effects in Seniors - An NIH funded study showed that some types of brain training can have positive effects on cognitive abilities even 10 years later. This study, dubbed ACTIVE (Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly)...

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30 January 2014, 14:55
 

Telikin iPad for Seniors?

Category: Aging

Senior-with-tablet1 98iPad for Seniors? - Many people consider the iPad for seniors who want to get started with technology. To some people, the perceived usefulness of the touchscreen and the popular iOS make the iPad a tempting option for their senior loved ones who want to use computers and connect online.

 

 

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23 January 2014, 19:00
 

Telikin Using Technology Boosts Seniors' Self Esteem

Category: Aging

TwoTelikinUsersFacebook98Using Technology Boosts Seniors' Self Esteem - I've written many times before about loneliness in seniors and how computers can help abate that loneliness. I was quite excited, though not all that surprised, when I read an article about a study from Case Western Reserve University led by...

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01 January 2014, 20:17