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Cyber Seniors Documentary | Initially reluctant seniors discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors.

Cyber Seniors Documentary | Initially reluctant seniors discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors. | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it

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Cyber-Seniors

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And people told us that Seniors wouldn't use SafelyFiled because they don't use computers.  We've found that's NOT true!

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The Croning of America: How Post50 Women Are Learning to Love Their Inner ... - Huffington Post

The Croning of America: How Post50 Women Are Learning to Love Their Inner ... - Huffington Post | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
Aging isn't always easy, especially when the media constantly shouts in our ears that youth equals beauty.
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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it

"The most consistent and least controversial finding in the literature is that working memory training programs produce reliable short-term improvements in both verbal and visuospatial working memory skills. On average, the effect sizes range from moderate to large, although the long-term sustainability of these effects is much more ambiguous. These effects are called near transfer effects, because they don’t transfer very far beyond the trained domain of cognitive functioning.

What are far more controversial (and far more interesting) are far transfer effects. One particular class of far transfer effects that cognitive psychologists are particularly interested in are those that show increases in fluid intelligence: the deliberate but flexible control of attention to solve novel “on the spot” problems that cannot be perfomed by relying exclusively on previously learned habits, schemas, and scripts."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:45 PM

A cornerstone of infotention is that attention and cognitive skills can be improved through training. Most research into this claim is recent, and as with all scientific research, there is some controversy. This article provides a good mary sof recent research that appears to support the efficacy of "brain training."

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:02 AM

This is an additional view of "fluid intelligence" along with Gardner's multiple intelligences.  Many theories that considers a "far transfer effects" are related to Krashen's Input Hypothesis, i+1 and Affective Filter Hypothesis. Dr. Krashen's theories are based in language acquistion but I consider them more in regards to learning and cognitive training.

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More Adults, Even Seniors, Use Social Media In 2013 - Hashtags.org

More Adults, Even Seniors, Use Social Media In 2013 - Hashtags.org | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
Majority of adult users are aged 18 to 29 years old, followed by those in the 30 to 49-year range. 43 percent of adults over 65 years old also use social media. This means that senior citizens have almost increased their use of ...
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La maison des Babayagas

La maison des Babayagas | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
La maison des Babayagas est un lieu de vie pour des vieilles femmes, auto-gérées, citoyennes solidaires, laïques et d’orientation écologique.
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Retirement home with a difference, managed by the older women who live there, with a space for research on ageing

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Top 10 apps for older people

Top 10 apps for older people | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
On the Guardian's Joe Public blog today they listed a top 10 of smart phone apps for older people.

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The ageing internet: digital choice and exclusion among the elderly - LSE Research Online

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Top five regrets of the dying

Top five regrets of the dying | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
A palliative nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?
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Older people 'feel a burden' to society | News | Age UK

Older people 'feel a burden' to society | News | Age UK | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
Older people feel as though they are a burden to society due to the way services are provided, a new report has warned.
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Puzzles May Be Best Way to Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors ...

Puzzles May Be Best Way to Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors ... | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
A new review of over 30 randomized research trials finds limited evidence that drugs, herbal products or vitamin supplements help prevent cognitive decline in.
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Lessons From The Long-Lived - Researcher says the elderly are pragmatic ‘masters and mistresses of resilience’

Lessons From The Long-Lived - Researcher says the elderly are pragmatic ‘masters and mistresses of resilience’ | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it

Not long ago, Karl Pillemer had a revelation.

A gerontologist with close to 30 years of experience, Pillemer, who is director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, realized that his research was “entirely focused on older people as problems.”

“It’s something a little bit embarrassing for me,” Pillemer told a crowd at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Wednesday, as he described his work in areas involving chronic pain, elder abuse, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and problems of family care giving. “I got to a point in this revelation that it seemed like I was writing the ‘Book of Job’ for old people.”

But Pillemer, who is also a professor of human development at Cornell University, remembered that his job also engages him with “vibrant, engaged, healthy, exciting, and active older people.”


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age is not only a set of problems...
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"You are responsible for your own happiness."

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Social Media, Online Communities May Aid Clinical Care for Seniors ...

Social Media, Online Communities May Aid Clinical Care for Seniors ... | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
Health reform will involve a blend of old and new as researchers suggest social media can improve clinical care for elderly patients. Researchers from the.
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Optimism and Regrets About Aging

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Survey shows that life regrets can shape later years

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The Babayagas’ house, a feminist alternative to old people’s homes, opens in Paris

The Babayagas’ house, a feminist alternative to old people’s homes, opens in Paris | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
“ REPORT: FRANCE - It’s been 15 years in the making but the Babayagas’ House, a name taken from Slavic mythology meaning “witch”, has just been inaugurated in...”
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Highest social networking among Americans 65+ | NetFamilyNews.org

Highest social networking among Americans 65+ | NetFamilyNews.org | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
Pew found they've roughly tripled their presence on social networking sites in the last four years.
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More reactions to the Pew Internet report - where are the figures for Europe?

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Links

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Blog post at Pilgrim's Moon : Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My scrip of joy, immortal diet,
My bottle of Salvation,
My gown of gl[..]
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links for sites and blogs relating to older women

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Older People's Learning in 2012: A Survey

Older People's Learning in 2012: A Survey | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
This is the report of a survey of older people in Great Britain, carried out in spring 2012. It examined their learning: what they learned, where, when and why, and with what benefits.

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SF Connected Blog Supports Connected Aging | Healthy Aging

SF Connected Blog Supports Connected Aging | Healthy Aging | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
We found this interesting post in the Department of Aging and Adult Services' New Blog at sfconnected.org...  A Framework for Understanding Technologies that

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Social connectedness and predictors of successful ageing

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Publication date: August 2013
Source:Maturitas, Volume 75, Issue 4
Author(s): Allison M. Hodge , Dallas R. English , Graham G.

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Startup links families with their independent seniors - PhysOrg.com

Startup links families with their independent seniors - PhysOrg.com | Seniors on the internet | Scoop.it
A new way for families to stay close to independent elders that blends modern technology with old fashioned parcel post debuted on crowd-funding website Kickstarter Tuesday.
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Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People - Science Daily (press release)

Yahoo! Canada Shine On (blog) Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People Science Daily (press release) However the negative consequences of social media use for older adults have yet to be investigated and literature from related fields...
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