What ethical issues parallel assistive technology use with older adults?

What ethical issues arise with assistive technology use within older adult populations? “We need to get away from thinking that old age is about declining health and sickness and focus on well-being and technological solutions”. ANDREW SIXSMITH, SFU News Assistive technology can be perceived as an asset or a problem for vulnerable populations. Questions that…

How can technology be used to help the caregivers of older adults?

How can technology be used to help the caregivers of older adults? “The great thing about getting older is that you get a chance to tell the people in your life who matter what they mean to you.” —Mike Love, American singer With a growing aging population, the need for caregivers is increasing, and a…

Can assistive technology preserve cognitive function in older adults?

Can assistive technology preserve cognitive function in older adults? Cognitive function is defined as “multiple mental abilities, including learning, thinking, reasoning, remembering, problem solving, decision making, and attention” (Pak & Mclaughlin, 2018). Continued cognitive functioning is necessary to the maintenance of a later life that is active, healthy and independent (Baltes, 2019). When there are…

Can assistive technology be a support to community living?

Can assistive technology be a support to community living? “Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!” — Anna Kournikova, professional tennis player Community living and assistive technology continue to be interconnected in…