If you’ve been lucky enough to have a pet, then you know just how much happiness they can bring. They can make you smile, listen to you, and provide comfort when you feel down. But they can do much more than providing emotional support. For the elderly in particular, animals can play an important role in their health and wellbeing.
Below are 8 important ways animals can benefit the elderly, both mentally and physically:
Whilst there is little...
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Technology is developing at a rapid rate and as a result, we’re seeing vast changes in the aged care industry. Not only is technology enabling elderly people to lead healthier and more independent lives, it is helping carers and medical professionals monitor their health, to ensure they get the help they need, when they need it.
With an ageing population, an increasing number of companies are focussing their attention towards developing technologies for this age group. Therefore, what we see...
It’s easy to assume that the elderly and technology just don’t go together. However, that certainly isn’t the case anymore. An increasing number of elderly people are turning to technology to help them stay active, both in mind and body.
Take a look below at 6 activities that the elderly are increasingly enjoying thanks to technology:
Playing Video Games
Although going for a brisk run may be out of the question, games consoles such as the Nintendo Wii are helping...