Thinking outside the box: Novel uses of technology to promote well-being in older populations

Pachana, Nancy and Poulsen, Emma (2011). Thinking outside the box: Novel uses of technology to promote well-being in older populations. In Jeffrey Soar, Rick Swindell and Philip Tsang (Ed.), Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide 1 ed. (pp. 111-121) Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: Information Science Reference (IGI Global). doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-825-8.ch008

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Author Pachana, Nancy
Poulsen, Emma
Title of chapter Thinking outside the box: Novel uses of technology to promote well-being in older populations
Title of book Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Information Science Reference (IGI Global)
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-61520-825-8.ch008
Year available 2010
Edition 1
ISBN 9781615208258
1615208259
9781615208265
1615208267
Editor Jeffrey Soar
Rick Swindell
Philip Tsang
Chapter number 8
Start page 111
End page 121
Total pages 11
Total chapters 19
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter aims to examine the adoption of technology by older adults within a framework of current gerontological theories and research. Cognitive, physical, mental and interpersonal development and change later in life will also be described. Two main psychological frameworks for understanding successful ageing are briefly outlined and within these frameworks, the role of technology in enhancing the lives of older adults, regardless of the level at which they incorporate it into their lives, will be discussed. The chapter concludes with suggestions for removing barriers and enhancing uptake of technology for older adults, helping to bridge the grey digital divide.
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