Experts of the EU-funded VERVE project have developed serious games and virtual reality scenarios that improve the lives of older adults and those living with conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkin
Pieter Vanhuysse, contribute
Over the past 40 years, China’s population has been aging at a rate that took more than 100 years in developed countries.
Naoko Iwasaki, Associate Professor at the Institute of e‑Government, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
On 8 October, the European Social Network (ESN) took part in a conference on the rights of older people in long-term care.
One of the greatest challenges currently facing Europe is how best to adapt EU policies and strategies to meet the demands associated with demographic change.
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, 2007
Technologies and social inclusion: ICT as a tool to support lifelong learning and intergenerational dialogue
From the pedagogical point of view, a relevant issue is to consider the elderly as both subjects of continuous learning, both as guardians of knowledge and skills to share, facilitated by intergenerational dialogue. New technologies can be helpful to learn a common language and to know and experiment with different content and communication strategies
The diffusion and use of technology has considerable importance in relation to active ageing in the context of: information and communication (social inclusion and support for independent and assisted living), learning (life-long learning, life-wide learning and development of the intergenerational dialogue) and eHealth care (improvement of the conditions and modalities of health care).
Social exclusion is still a stark reality for many old people and it is often worse in countries where the elderly lack the economic means to have a quality lifestyle, excellent healthcare and the