Alexa and My Mother: Learnings for Teaching Older Adults Technology

By: Bruce Canedy, Tech Enhanced Life

This article is partly about my experiences using Alexa to help her, and partly to share some things I have learned about what is important in teaching technology to older adults in ways that mean they will actually take advantage of the benefits of that technology.

My Experience Leveraging Tech to Care for my Mother

Over the past few years, I have been the major caregiver for my mother, who lives 350 miles away. Caring for my mother has granted me a first-hand understanding of how technology has improved her safety and well-being, as well as how she has adapted to using these new devices in day-to-day activities. I have also witnessed the problems seniors can have with technology.

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