Regular access to technology improves senior citizens' health
A new study has revealed that regular access to technology keeps older adults from feeling lonely and socially isolated.
Louis Medvene said that computer access has the potential to reduce isolation and loneliness as being socially isolated has poorer outcomes in terms of physical health and also mental health.
Medvene is currently working to promote the use of new technology among senior citizens as social media, the computer and the Internet allow people to interact more and acquire information that they need, which they might not have access to.
He hopes that future research will explore the extent at which computer use could reduce loneliness and social isolation for at-risk individuals.
(Posted on 21-01-2014)