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Gerontechnology Program objectives include improving the quality of life emotionally, cognitively, and socially of the older adult participants at United Hebrew (UH), New Rochelle, NY. The literature reveals that older adults who use computers have a greater sense of well-being, less fearful of technology, and more apt to adopt the Internet. Through observations via the nursing staff and pre- and post- surveys, the adoption of technology older adults experienced led to an improved quality of life and increased independence.
The older adult participants at United Hebrew gained a greater sense of well-being and self-worth, a more positive outlook on life, increased cognitive functioning, decreased levels of depression, and reduced social isolation which reinforces findings of past research in the literature.
We Make Your Life Easier
With all the advances in technology today, scientist have come to find out that your memory is like a muscle. We all know that when you exercise your muscles, they are going to get stronger. The same goes with your memory, exercise it and it too will get stronger.
And the opposite can be true when it comes to any part of our brain that requires logic and problem-solving ability, if you don't use it, you can become very unskilled when it comes time to use it. We help you to excersie your brain and improve your life.
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Researchers say that web searching may help people keep their memories sharp when they come to old age.
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles studied people doing web searches while their brain activity was recorded with functional magnetic resonance imaging scans.
"What we saw was people who had internet experience used more of their brain during the search," said Dr. Gary Small, a UCLA expert on aging.
"This suggests that just searching on the internet may train the brain , that it may keep it active and healthy," said Dr Small, whose research appears in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.