Top 5 Apps For Seniors
Top 5 Handy Apps For Seniors
These days the older demographic is becoming much more switched on when it comes to integrating newer technology into their daily lives. So we thought we'd take a look at a few mobile apps that can assist in maintaining good health and keeping your mind sharp.
iCare Health Monitor
Smartphones are now equipped with a range of different sensors and powerful little computers, which makes them capable of replacing some dedicated health monitors.
This app can test:
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure
- Hearing Test
- Eye Test
- And more
Be My Eyes
We have all been in situations where poor lighting affects our ability to read a menu in the corner of a moody lit restaurant. 'Be My Eyes' will not only illuminate the menu, but it will also magnify the text. Quite the handy app for reading magazines, newspapers and small print on packaging at the shopping centre.
Sometimes remembering to take medications can be tricky, especially if you take different medications on different days. The Pillboxie app allows you to make a customized pillbox and set reminders to help you take your pills at their scheduled times.
Studies have shown that brain games and word puzzles can help delay the onset of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Apps like WordBrain help to keep your mind active by solving word puzzles. The puzzles start easy and get harder as you go along, which helps stimulate your brain to problem solve. This is a great app to play with your grandchildren too!
Kindle and iBooks
The Kindle and iBook apps give you access to thousands of books at the click of a button. Although many of the books are free, more popular titles will need to be purchased and downloaded. If you are not entirely sure if you will like a book, these apps allow you to download just a few sample pages before you commit to downloading the entire book.