Computer Technology and the Aged: Implications and Applications for Activity Programs

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CRC Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Business & Economics - 119 pages
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Discover how computers are being used successfully in activities programs for elders with this exciting volume that includes a time-saving review of the latest hardware and software useful in activities programs. Experts to this valuable volume outline research related to the effectiveness of computers/video games in treatment and rehabilitation and describe the future applications of computers and their great potential in activity programs for the elderly. All of the chapters focusing on practical applications deal with the concept of `techniphobia’as it relates to the elderly, and subsequently offer numerous suggestions for overcoming this obstacle.
 

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Contents

Activities Adaptation Aging
1
Increasing Participation With a Computer
2
What Kinds of Storage Devices Exist?
7
Are There Any Hidden Costs?
13
Future Impact of Computer Technology
26
Participants Reaction to the Computer
32
Equipment
38
Conclusion
44
Purposes of Video Games
56
A Potential Solution
69
Conclusions and Summary
78
Other Research on Computers and Rehabilitation
85
Conclusion
91
Hypotheses
97
Discussion
104
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50

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