A group of researchers from the University of Michigan proved that regular use of social networks has a positive effect on the health of older people. The new technology proved to be quite useful for seniors. According to a survey of almost 600 volunteers, 95% of older people were happy with the opportunities that gave them the Internet. About other results, the newspaper writes Business Standard.
Active social media users were much happier than those seniors that the Internet did not use it. Another interesting fact: older Internet users less likely to suffer from chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension.
More and more people tend to believe that mastering new technology is necessary. Too much useful they can give. In a recent study scientists from the University of Exeter taught 76 pensioners to use a computer. As a result, elderly people improved memory, had the urge to make new acquaintances.