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Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... information we need to share. A piece of card tucked into a wallet or purse may not fit the bill any longer. EIO Technologies has produced a plastic smart card that could be the answer. Do you ever get calls from A&E asking for a ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review Internet, Independence, Technology, Communication, We regularly hear how iPads and tablets are all the rage for the internet-savvy older user for keeping in touch, entertainment and online shopping. But what if your parent is ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... has developed a tendency to wander away from home or you're concerned for their safety in their own home there are a variety of assistive technologies available to help them live independently for longer and keep them safe while giving you peace of mind. What type of prevention technology ...

Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you

... Tips to continue business as usual when your parent needs you communication, technology, workload Taking time out from work to support your parent because they need you to visit isn't easy. If you've deadlines to meet and you have to be available to colleagues and clients ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... How to help your parent set up an email address communication, independence, technology, email, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, shares how to navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of creating an email account for your parent while keeping their passwords safe. ...

10 good reasons for older people to get into social media

... 10 good reasons for older people to get into social media Social Media, Internet, Technology, Communication Despite its overwhelming popularity and impact on everyday life, many older people still find the thought of using social media very intimidating. By helping parents take those first ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband communication, independence, technology, internet, Matt Powell, editor for the UK broadband comparison website BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through how to get our parents online with the installation of broadband. The internet ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... How to help your parent use the internet communication, independence, technology, internet, Kerry Butters, editor for BroadbandGenie.co.uk, talks us through the various corners of the internet and shares her tips for helping your parents navigate the web. The internet can be an ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... around the house as feeling isolated. Download our Loneliness Guide for ideas to help you and your parents overcome that issue. And while technology is no replacement for people, getting online can help, and we have advice on how to get started. Assistive technology Useful ...

Choosing a car for the older driver

... with a low sill is a must for those who need to carry a walking frame or a wheel chair. Making the most of technology More and more cars have technology to make driving easier. Sensors to let you know how close you are to another object can ...