Randy Rieland often writes about aging and technology for the Innovations blog on Smithsonian.com. Previously, he was in charge of digital media for the Discovery Channel. He is based in Washington, D.C.
Digital technology has made hearing aids more discreet and added features
The machines could assist with caregiving and coaching needs
Intergenerational service is about more than just chores and rides
Some of its features can greatly help with daily living
Fixing connectivity holes could improve health for many older people
New innovations offer choices beyond canes and seeing-eye dogs
Fascinating new research sheds light on the precursors to potentially deadly spills
Connections with distant specialists can be especially valuable for older adults
AI might encourage walks, improve memory or even detect disease
It's easy to be confused when nearly every rule has an exception or layers of options
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