Harnessing technology to keep connected with the elderly
I taught my 86 year old Grandmother to use an Android tablet and the Amazon Alexa to stay entertained and feel connected with family around the globe. With just the basics it has become a lifeline for an elderly person living alone. She has video calls with family in New Zealand, plays Scrabble online with me most days, catches up with Coronation Street if she missed an episode and asks Alexa the time or to play some songs. I would like to assist others have the same experience, whether it be directly with the individual or the family.
Topics we can cover:
Digital personal assistants - a friendly voice in the house.
Catch up TV.
Social media to feel connected with family.
Staying safe and alert online.