She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2006 and, over the years, she had experienced the physical and cognitive issues that affect patients with PD.As her illness progressed, she couldn't do many of the things she always loved to do.Pew Research Center finds 67 percent of adults ages 65 and older say they go online, with about one-third saying they use social networking sites. Michigan State University studied more than 3,000 retired adults and found that using the internet reduced their probability of developing depression by more than 30 percent. In that same Pew Research Center survey, 34 percent of senior internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks.So how do we help without spending hours of our lives patiently explaining where to click and tap?Many people use Skype, so it’s a great option for video-chatting.Skype isn’t only available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs — it’s also available for Android phones and tablets, i Phones, i Pads, and many other devices.
A tribute to my Mother -- This will be my first Mother's Day without my mom, Janet.
Install Skype, create a user account, and add a friend to your contacts list.
Click the Video Call button to initiate a video chat.
While that’s a great number, the majority of seasoned adults still either use a dumb phone or no mobile device at all.
More seniors are using the internet than ever before as well.
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