Technology and innovation have become an integral part of our daily life. People of every age are using a lot of gadgets and gizmos these days but elder people aren’t more familiar with technology compared to adults and teenagers.
Technology is everywhere and nobody can deny this fact but it is also true that most of the gadgets and apps are built for young adults. Older people use fewer gadgets and use only for their basic needs, for example, they usually own smartphone or tablets in order to communicate with their family. Many of them don’t even know to search name from the contact list or change the screen wallpaper.
Technology is helping generations and we must make it possible for our grandparents to get benefitted also. In this post, we are going to discuss the top 10 elderly friendly apps for 2019 and I am sure it is going to be worthy for your beloved grandfather or grandmother.
Evernote app could be very helpful for elder people. A lot of elders suffers from Alzheimer and memory loss and often forget things. This app will help them in creating a to-do list which will be very helpful, no doubt.
Evernote is the digital replacement for the recipe scrapbooks. Evernote comes with an easy user interface that’s why it can be easily accessed by the elder ones. One can add photos, web pages, images and even audio files to their notes.
- Write and capture ideas in the form of notebooks, notes, checklists, memos or to do lists
- Easy file searching feature
- Create PDFs and web clipping too
- Take your digital notepad anywhere you go
Grandparents are like old age children and need great care and support. We must help them in taking care of their body, diet, and overall health. Loving your parents is great but the fact is that usually we get busy with other stuff and don’t get enough time to serve them.
If you are also dealing with the same situation you must work on figuring out the problems. A well designed medical app can help you a lot and MedWatch can be the perfect one to go with.
- Get a full description of any medicine
- Create a schedule
- Provide medicine feedback directly to FDA
- FDA will surely take action according to customer reviews
Kindle is the new of reading books and novels. If your grandparents love to spend time with books then gifting them a Kindle handset this year will be a great idea.
With weaker hand and muscles they may not able to lift heavy books. Kindle is an ultra lightweight gadget and can store hundreds of stories and novels at a time. If your grandparents own a tablet then there is no need to buy a new Kindle handset for them, you can download the Kindle app on tablet and access all the great stories.
- Text enlarging
- Adjustable screen brightness
- Built-in dictionary
- Text to voice function
- Invert mode for low light conditions
It may be possible that you live far away from your grandparents and not capable to meet them often. You can write a letter to them or call them to communicate but a face to face interaction will be more soothing and relaxing.
There are tons of video calling apps available but Skype delivers excellence. When it comes to making quality video calls there are only a few apps which are the best for this purpose and Skype is one of them.
- Easy user interface
- Quality video calling
- Voice calls
- File sharing too
Dealing with a lot of smartphone apps always seems impossible for the elders. The problem is that the app icons are small and it is difficult for them to access.
This app is designed to replace the standard screen of an Android smartphone. Instead of multiple small app icons, they can access the smartphone with just a few icons which will be bigger in size also with the help of this app.
Basically, this senior phone app offers 4 or five large buttons on the screen. The buttons are call button, text button, an SOS button, and a location button too.
Now, this is really something a useful kind of app for the elders. The magnifying glass is a simple app to help people to read small texts whether it any kind of bill, prescription or menu.
The magnifying glass app also lets its users zoom the text and navigate the whole print. The flashlight feature let you read the print easily if the lighting conditions are not well.
Now the older ones can get news updates right over their smartphones. A quality new app can be a worthy asset for a person of almost every age group but teens don’t pay more attention to what is happening throughout the world.
BBC news is one of the world’s best new agencies and even you can stay updated via using its app. With more than millions of downloads, this app could keep your grandparents busy as well as updated.
Another medical app for ensuring the best health care of your grandparents. The MediSafe app is a global app used in more than a hundred countries and territories. This excellent app is accessible through 20+ languages. This app is compatible with most of the Android smartphones.
- Caregiver support
- Pills and med reminders
- Drug interaction checker
- Send notification to family members if drugs got missed
- Track multiple measurements including blood pressure, glucose, weight, etc
I have also included a few apps which will keep them busy throughout the day without spending much energy. Most of us love to play Sudoku and now you can play it on your smartphone too.
When you will search for the Sudoku app on Play Store there will be hundreds of options offered. You can download whichever you like. Look for the app has the best rating and reviews and enjoy playing with numbers in your spare time.
Crossword is one of the most played games all over this blue planet. You may have got bored by playing it in the newspaper but now you can play it on your smartphone too. This game app listed is slightly different from the basic crossword game. You can enjoy a totally new word search interface compared to the old fashioned puzzle game.
- A completely new look and interface
- 2,000+ challenges
- Handy to play
- More exciting than the classic version
- Addictive game
With the immense growth of concrete jungle, it has been very difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle and when it comes to elder people the situation becomes worse. We must make a great effort to help and take great care of them.
Technology can help our grandparents a lot in doing daily life tasks in a more easy way. There are things that can be outsourced like shopping by hiring personal shoppers that make day to day tasks easier. The apps featured in this list will be proved worthy. You can look for other apps according to your needs.
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