Social networks improve the well-being of older people

The Internet and social networks can fill the lack of communication for the elderly and improve their quality of life. To such conclusion scientists from the University of Exeter. They conducted a surveillance of the elderly, trained working at the computer.

The program taught them to use social networks, Skype and other Internet tools. At the end of the study, the researchers found, let us learn new technologies, older people felt better.

Social networks increase the significance of the old man raises his level of competence in computer issues to the level of the young generation. This has a good effect on physical and mental health, increases faith in themselves and their own abilities.

The opportunity to contact family or make new friends also favorably affects the General condition of the elderly person. They open the possibility of communication at a distance, which is especially important in old age.

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