Assisting Elderly Non-computer-Literate People with Computer-Based Communications
Aging is emerging as an issue since both the proportion and absolute number of older people in populations around the world are dramatically increasing (WHO 2015). With advances in medicine helping more people to live longer lives, the number of people over the age of 60 years is expected to double by 2050; global life expectancy has increased by 5 years since 2000 (Gulland 2016) and is expected to increase in industrialized countries. With societies aiming to provide an active aging context for the elderly, a fourth age challenge is emerging. In this context, in addition to the importance of considering the views and needs of the eldest, it is also pertinent that their continuous participation in social, economic, cultural, and spiritual dimension opportunities, together with the promotion of healthy physical development, is ensured.
Assisting elderly non-computer-literate...
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