There are an estimated 10 million Americans caring for one or more aging parents, in-laws and other family members. These caregivers are beginning to look at technology as a way to keep their loved ones more independent, more safe and more engaged with family and friends. Technology may hold a lot of promise for us as we age, but what is technology and how can we best use it with our aging family members and ourselves? In this episode, Jane & Frances talk with Susan Adams, an engineer with a second career in gerontology, about these and other questions.
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