E-Health for Seniors

From the New York Times:

The challenges of getting more of the elderly connected to e-health, a catchall term for digital practices related to health care, are many: lack of awareness; fear of computers and smartphones; problems with vision, hearing, cognition or manual dexterity; limited finances or learning options; and concerns about privacy.

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But these limitations are being addressed by experts who specialize in digital communication for seniors — government agencies like the National Institute on Aging and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; organizations like libraries, senior centers and residences, Y.M.C.A.’s and AARP; and a small but growing number of upstart companies that provide services in places like assisted living facilities.

Read the full article here.

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