Keep Your Mind Sharp
Entertainment Technology For Seniors
Entertainment Technology for Seniors
As we age, our brains change. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep your brain active and entertained during those years. Here are some suggestions if you’re looking for fun apps to keep your mind sharp.
Elevate is an app that helps you train your brain to work faster and sharper. It has been used by over 10 million people, with half of them being over 40 years old. The best part about this app is that it’s so flexible, as you can use it in small chunks of time whenever you have a spare minute on the subway or while waiting for an appointment.
Wordle is an app that allows you to create word clouds. You can use it to create word clouds in your writing or to create word clouds in other people’s writing. You can also use it to create word clouds of the text in pictures (for example, an image of a book cover).
Wordle provides an easy-to-use interface for generating these wordles and lets you choose from several different fonts and styles, as well as how many words you want in each cloud (five, six, or seven).
Duolingo is a language learning app that is free and available on both iOS and Android devices. You can choose from a wide range of languages to learn: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and even Swahili (a language spoken in East Africa).
You can use this app while commuting to work or school, waiting for an appointment, or during your lunch break at the office. The app’s chat feature can also be used with friends or family. The app will teach you how to speak the language of your choice through fun lessons that make learning easy!
GrandPad is a tablet designed for seniors. It features simple navigation, large buttons, and enhanced sounds. The tablet comes with pre-downloaded apps, including ones to make video and phone calls, music players, photo galleries, radio, games, email, and more.
5. Oculus Rift Flight Simulator
Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that simulates the experience of flying and driving. You can choose from several preprogrammed adventures or use it to monitor your flight plans. Oculus Rift is also compatible with some games, so you can play on your computer while wearing the headset. Many seniors enjoy the flight simulator as they reminisce of older times, especially retired vets who once flew.
Audible is a great app for learning new languages, instruments, skills, hobbies, and even subjects. You can choose to listen to audiobooks on the go or at home. Listening while you’re working out or cleaning the house will improve your focus and concentration while also helping you relax—and who knows what else?
Audible offers more than 180,000 titles in over 100 languages. You can also download audio samples of books before buying them so that you know exactly what it contains before purchasing them.
These apps can help keep your brain active and keep you entertained. We know that there are so many more options out there, so don’t stop exploring!