The Aging and Technological Society: Learning Our Way Through the Decades
This chapter provides information and support for researchers, family, and medical providers concerning how technology can improve the quality of life for older adults while remain independent as they age in place at home or a community. In examining the available research, the researchers did find continuous developments in Gerontechnology to be beneficial as the aging population is rapidly increasing worldwide. There is increased recognition of the advancement in technology to help the aging in areas of autonomy, socialization, and mental and physical wellbeing. This chapter covered areas of change, independence with a better quality of life, technological devices/adoptions, generational differences and learning with technologies, and university-based retirement communities. This chapter concludes with suggestions for future development in accessibility of technology-based educational programs and the Internet, how to infuse technology to advance the older adults’ independence and quality of life, and how older adults are adapting to living in life span communities.
Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age
Ross, David B.; Eleno-Orama, Maricris; and Salah, Elizabeth Vultaggio, "The Aging and Technological Society: Learning Our Way Through the Decades" (2017). Faculty Books and Book Chapters. 66.