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Discover how computers are being used successfully in activities programs for elders with this exciting volume that includes a time-saving review of the latest hardware and software useful in activities programs. Experts to this valuable volume outline research related to the effectiveness of computers/video games in treatment and rehabilitation and describe the future applications of computers and their great potential in activity programs for the elderly. All of the chapters focusing on practical applications deal with the concept of `techniphobia’as it relates to the elderly, and subsequently offer numerous suggestions for overcoming this obstacle.
Table of Contents
Personal Computers: Their Functions and Utility
What Makes Computers Personal?
Promoting Vitality Among Older Adults With Computers
Increasing Participation with a Computer in an Adult Day Care Setting
Age Is Not a Barrier to Computing
Video Games: An Exploration of Their Potential Recreational Activity Programs in Nursing Homes
An Innovative Therapy and Enrichment Program for Senior Adults Utilizing the Personal Computer
Use of Computers in Assessment: A Potential Solution to the Documentation Dilemma of the Activities Coordinator
Use of Computers Following Brain Injury
The Effects of Videogame Play on the Emotional States and Affiliative Behavior of Nursing Home Residents
Computer Assisted Training for Activity Professionals in Long Term Care Facilities
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