Innovation is at the forefront of the aging sphere. This section is a source of information on the new technology allowing us to age better and in place through products, apps and services in the areas of health care, fitness, finance and more.
You can read about the rise of artificial intelligence and virtual reality in our homes and daily lives, plus how to navigate the ways technology, social media and the internet affect our relationships. These stories help us imagine how the lives of older people might look in the near and distant future with all of these big changes in mind.
One theory says that nature's beauty elicits a positive response in our bodies
The House of Memories app sparks connection for those living with dementia
These days, the two types of care collaborate instead of compete
Some who work in digital health care are now putting the user experience first
Author Mary Pipher ('Reviving Ophelia') plots the course
With big money involved, observers say: be patient and cautious
Reactions to our story reveal strong feelings about this topic
Advice from the author of 'Retirement Game-Changers'
Tips for people with diabetes on prescription options and prices
Two generations of NPR critics, Bob Mondello and Andrew Lapin, talk Oscars
How to introduce tools so everyone feels comfortable using them
The method facilitates match-ups of donors and patients
Her husband has mastered the meals; she's still figuring out the finances
'This Old House' host Kevin O'Connor says the cooktops are getting more affordable
Let's take back the negative connotations and tell the truth about aging
'CAPABLE' also saves money by avoiding the need for inpatient care
Certain tech tools can help with your health care when properly used
Be sure to ask your doctor about pneumococcal vaccination
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