Technology and Cognitive Empowerment for Healthy Elderly: The Link between Cognitive Skills Acquisition and Well-Being

Silvia Serino, E. Pedroli

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Abstract

The progressive growth of the ageing population represents opportunities as well as challenges. Consistently, the identification of effective cognitive empowerment programs in elderly population is now a worldwide health policy priority, specially for their preventive effect. In this chapter, within the paradigm of Positive Technology, the main focus will be on the use advanced technologies as effective tools for a new class of applications aimed at improving the traditional cognitive empowerment in elderly. Specifically, the attention will be devoted on how advanced technologies may be used to support elderly in reaching engaging and self-actualizing experiences. On the basis of the most recent evidence in literature, it will be discussed the possible advantages in using such advanced technologies for improving well-being in frail elderly: coupled with an increase in cognitive skills acquisition, the advantages may range increased self-efficacy and decreased subjective weakness, with a consequent improvement in both physical and cognitive performance.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteIntegrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice
EditorD., Cipresso, P., Gaggioli, A., Riva, G Villani
Pagine195-214
Numero di pagine20
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Cognitive Empowerment
  • Frailty
  • Positive Technology

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