Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that mobile apps are only for young people. There are plenty of seniors out there who are tech savvy and there are many useful apps out there for them to use to make their daily lives a little easier, from taking care of their health, planning their day and helpful reminders. Many of the apps also work well for people who are caregivers for seniors. Here’s a look at some of the most useful.
Minding the Weather
It’s good to know in advance what conditions are going to be like outside, especially if you’re planning a trip. With the Weather Live Free weather app by Apalon Apps, you’ll always know if you need to slip on a coat or carry an umbrella. This app will give you an accurate 7-day forecast, so you can plan ahead, check out the pollen count, rainfall, and even sunrise and sunset times.
Taking your Medications
It’s not always easy to remember to take you meds, or to recall if you have already taken them. Pillboxie is designed so you’ll never forget. It’s created by a registered nurse, so it’s very easy to use because it allows you to manage your meds visually. The app will remind you when it’s time, even if your phone or tablet is asleep. You don’t even need a network connection.
Helping you Read
If you love to read but sometimes have difficulty with the small print, Eyereader is the app for you. The app turns your phone into a magnifying glass so you can read small print even in dimly lit places. Now you’ll be able to easily read your mail, prescription labels and menus in restaurants. To zoom, you just place two fingers on the screen and separate them. The LED back light makes reading in low light a cinch.
Finding your Car
This app is for anyone who has parked their car and then forgotten which level and row number they are parked in. Park ‘n’ Forget lets you save your car’s location at the press of a button. Then you can forget about it. You can even take a picture of where you parked. When you’re ready to drive home and you can’t remember where you parked, all you have to do is open the app and hit “locate car” to get directions.
Keeping your Mind Active
Clevermind is for anyone who wants to keep their brain ticking over, even if you have early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s. It helps to stimulate cognitive abilities by using games, food and nutrition tools and social networking. It has an easy to read and easy to use interface.
If you’re a senior with a smart phone or a tablet, it’s worth checking out what apps are available, and don’t forget, new ones are created every day. Whether you want to set reminders, check your health, play games or connect with friends, there’s an app out there for you.