Using Technology can be good for you
Using technology, such as Email; Facebook or Skype, has been proven to reduce loneliness in older people – by creating the feeling that they are more in touch with people (particularly their family) who they might not see very often, and can’t easily go and see.
It’s good if you’re feeling a bit lonely, or a bit out of touch
It is important to keep in touch with family and friends, which can be easily done using an online platform, so that you still feel like you are part of their lives – if you can’t see them in person. Contact with family and friends, either by sending messages and pictures, or speaking to them (either by just hearing them, or seeing them on your tablet screen) will also improve your general wellbeing – as you will look forward to having a conversation with your loved one, and will like knowing what they’ve been up to, and that they’re still thinking of you.
It’s good for your brain
Using your tablet regularly, for something like Email; Facebook or Skype, has also been proven to be good for you brain – as you will have to think about what you’re doing, and what you want to say – keeping you mind going.
The Elderly Educate Technology team