11/28/2016 – Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology

Nov 28, 2016 Comments Off by

Adults over 80 who use information and communication technology are more likely to report mental and physical well-being, according to Stanford research.

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity find that adults over 80 benefit from using technology to connect with friends and family. “Critics say that people might not be able to connect with others as well as they used to because of the spread of new technologies,” said Tamara Sims, a research scientist at the Stanford Center on Longevity. “But there really is this bright side of technology, especially for older people, who may not have the opportunity to connect with many family members to the extent they want to due to physical limitations or geographical separation.”

Read the full article at Stanford Report.

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