From the Coordinator In our last issue of Perspectives on Gerontology, “Innovative Housing and Programs for the Elderly,” we featured an article on teaching older adults how to use computers to stay in touch via e-mail. Picking up on that theme, we have devoted most of this issue to the challenges of ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   December 01, 2004
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Coordinator's Column   |   December 01, 2004
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SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2004, Vol. 9, 1. doi:10.1044/gero9.2.1-a
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2004, Vol. 9, 1. doi:10.1044/gero9.2.1-a
In our last issue of Perspectives on Gerontology, “Innovative Housing and Programs for the Elderly,” we featured an article on teaching older adults how to use computers to stay in touch via e-mail. Picking up on that theme, we have devoted most of this issue to the challenges of making technological advances work for an elderly population with communication disorders. People currently in their seventh or eighth decade of life may have had little experience with computer-driven technology. Therefore, what are the physical, psychological, and emotional factors to be considered before recommending an advanced hearing aid, an augmentative communication device, or a computer program to treat aphasia? The articles in this issue address these questions and raise other points to consider when introducing supportive technology to this population. We move from technological support to people support with the final article, which describes a peer visitation program for stroke survivors. I would like to thank Barbara Shadden, from the Office for Studies on Aging, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, for serving as our guest editor for this relevant and informative issue.
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