Are you looking for apps for aging? Do you use iPads in your therapy classes, or wish that you could use simple assistive technology to help a loved one?
The iPad is having a profound impact on the lives of older adults, family members, and care providers. Thousands of apps for aging have been developed to promote, health, safety, independence, and emotional well-being. In addition, there are hundreds of iPad accessories and adaptations to accommodate for challenges associated with hearing, vision, memory, arthritis, or high blood pressure.
Apps for aging are everywhere!
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire is sponsoring an Apps for Aging Webinar May 16 that will introduce you to a wide variety of apps for aging. This webinar will discuss an assortment of iPad apps and accessories which can benefit older adults, including apps for:
• low vision
• easier reading and writing
• hearing impairments
• locating people, cars, misplaced items, and bathrooms
• speaking difficulties
• reducing anxiety and depression
• controlling appliances in the home
• recording heart rate, blood pressure, food intact, exercise and sleep patterns
• real time video chats with loved ones and service providers
Participants will also learn ways that the iPad can be quickly adapted to accommodate for a variety of vision, communication, or physical impairments.
Apps for Aging Presenter
Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., ATP, directs the NH Statewide Assistive Technology (AT) Program with the Institute on Disability, is a clinical assistant professor in the University of New Hampshire Department of Occupational Therapy, and coordinates the graduate certificate in AT and the disability studies minor. Known internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology” and more recently as an expert in iPad modifications and apps for individuals with disabilities, Dr. Willkomm has provided AT services for over 28 years and authored 22 publications.