The internet and digital technology can be invaluable for staying in touch with family and friends, as well as helping with everyday tasks such as shopping, ordering prescriptions, and banking. Whether you want to improve your own digital skills or help family or friends get online, Age UK have advice to help.
- What technology can help us do
- Helping older friends and family get online
- Getting an online connection
- Top tips for family and friends
- Engage with Age iPad training for Skype, Hotmail and Apps
- Keeping in touch using a video call
Tech and Tea from Inspiring Communities aims to help people setting up their digital technology and devices and getting connected.
Radio and music
- Dementia radio www.mdfr.co.uk – access play lists and search
- Radio reminiscence https://radioreminisce.com/
- Playlist for Life is a charity that wants everyone with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it.
- Talking About My Generation – a podcast about life in lockdown for older people.
- Free bespoke MP3 players are available for people with dementia from Purple Angels.
- Music for Dementia has five different online radio stations with music for people living with dementia, which are tailored by year of birth.