The Best Android, iPad or iPhone Apps for Seniors

There are over two million apps for iPhones and iPads in the App Store and the Google Playstore has just as many choices. With millions of apps to choose from how does one find the app best for him or herself? I have narrowed down the choices for you and I am going to share about some essential Apps for elders highlighting Apps for Seniors living alone as well as a memory App.

Best Android, iPad, iPhone Apps for Seniors in RI
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Alexa Skills and Google Actions for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Alexa skills - Google actions for blind - visually impaired

Amazon skills or Google actions. The concept is the same. An Amazon Alexa skill or Google Home Action is simply a capability of the personal digital assistant built into a Smart Speaker. In this article we will consider the user experience for the visually impaired using two of the popular Smart Speakers’ capabilities, Amazon Alexa Skills and Google Actions.

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Smart Speakers Enable Easy Access to Music Benefiting the Elderly, the Disabled and Those Recovering From Illness

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Listening to Music

With the constant changes in technology one thing that has not changed, speakers are used for listening to music.

A smart speaker is basically like the speakers we’ve used all our lives, however what make a smart speaker different is that it has intelligence built-in called a Personal Digital Assistant or PDA for short. A PDA provides voice assistance by responding to voice commands.

In this article, I am going to share the first of five considerations that will help you to choose a new Smart Speaker, or better use a Smart Speaker. you already own.

Playing music is one of the most popular ways people use their Smart Speakers. A Smart Speaker with a Personal Digital Assistant makes it possible and easy for someone to play any song at any time.

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Independence through dependence on Technology For Elderly And Disabled Persons In Rhode Island

Smart Speakers assist Elders in maintaining independence, autonomy and social connections

In my previous blog post titled Smart Speakers and Personal Digital Assistants made SIMPLE I give a brief introduction to the Smart Speaker and begin to talk about the Personal Digital Assistant and uses for a Smart Speaker.

In this blog post I am going to continue share with you some ways Smart Technology can alleviate concerns we all have as we age like maintaining independence and autonomy, social connections and happiness.

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3 Most Common Health and Safety Concerns Alleviated with Smart Speakers For Elders In RI

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Smart speakers are helping elders and their families address, and even alleviate their shared concerns.

Fall Prevention

How does having a Smarter Home help avoid falls?

According to the National Council on Aging Falls Prevention Facts, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

Some key ways to prevent falls are increasing physical mobility, improving home and environmental safety with home modifications including smart home technology, and reducing medication impact on falls.

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