Want to keep your mind active, stay connected to loved ones and find it easier to read your book or newspaper? Using a variety of apps (applications) on your smartphone, iPad or other tablet can help you do just that. Here are a few apps that might make daily living that little bit easier and fun. To explore more apps visit Apple’s iTunes store at www.apple.com/au/itunes or, for android devices, visit Google Play at play.google.com/store
Evidence shows that seniors who keep their minds active reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related forms of dementia. Lumosity is an ideal app for seniors and is continuously being updated with new puzzles and brain games. Lumosity is proven to benefit memory recall and information retention.
Available on Android, iPhone, iPad or free on lumosity.en.uptodown.com/android
Seniors with Skype can talk face to face with their children or other loved ones no matter where they are in the world, encouraging social connections that are crucial to their wellbeing. Skype also supports voice-over-internet telephone and instant messaging for free or very low cost.
Available on Android, iPhone, iPad or free on skype.com/en/get-skype/
Find My iPhone
The Find My iPhone app help seniors to find their missing iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and protects data stored on the devices in case of theft. Sign in with your Apple ID to remotely lock the device, display messages to whoever has your device, and even erase the device completely.
Available through the iTunes app store on iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone.
Magnifying Glass with Light
Seniors can find it difficult to read small print. With this app, seniors can illuminate and magnify books, magazines, newspapers, restaurant menus and more by using an iPhone or iPad.
Available through the iTunes app store on iPad and iPhone.
Sudoku is a great option, containing thousands of puzzles and crosswords free. You are able to select your level of difficulty from easy to medium to hard to expert.
Available on Android, iPhone or iPad.