APPS for Seniors

Many seniors these days are using technology to its full potential and are able to manage it on their cell phone or tablets. There are many different applications that can be used on your phone that are each different in their own way, depending what you want to use them for. There are a few helpful apps that seniors can use, whether it be for reminders, cognitive games, or connecting with other people.

Lumosity is a great app to help keep your mind sharp and on point. It has many different games that are focused on using your cognitive abilities. When you keep using these cognitive skills, it helps maintain your skills, so you do not lose them. These games can be quick and to the point or they can be longer depending on your skill level and what you want to get out of it.
Skype is an app that people use to connect face to face with their loved ones. It has real time audio and visual recording, so it seems like they are right in the room with you. This is a wonderful way to stay connected with friends and family who live at a distance from you.
Prismatic is an app that contains a wide variety of news sites that keeps you up to date on what’s going on in the world. It lets you decide which sites you prefer and makes it all very user friendly to navigate through the app. The more you use the app, the more it will understand your interests and fine tune it to make your experience more enjoyable.
Medisafe is an app for anyone who needs medication reminders. You can adjust it to whichever times and days you need for your meds. It can also create a “track record” to help you look back and see when you forgot to take your meds.
WebMD obviously can’t replace your own doctor for serious inquiries, but WebMD can be an informative tool to help you get clear, concise answers for when your doctor is not available. This app is easy to use and will give you doctor researched articles that are relevant to the questions you are asking.
Audible is an app that you can use on your phone or tablet that plays audiobooks. For seniors who have trouble with their eyesight, this app can open up a whole new world of literature for them. There are many different genres of books available for everyone’s taste.
Words With Friends is an online version of the board game Scrabble that you can play with your actual friends if they have the same app on their own phone or tablet. Many people use this app as a fun way to connect with friends while playing a fun game at the same time. It really is something you should check out!
 
Using these apps is a skill all on its own, and when you continue to use them, it strengthens that cognitive ability. Why not try one of these today and see what you think?