Link-ages Blog

Our Apps Can Connect Your Family

Our apps have been developed with inexperienced users in mind, including those with dementia or special educational needs. We are passionate about providing a simple, safe and secure platform where all generations of a family can communicate without undue concern for their online security and privacy. Link-ages is based on a subscription model and is…

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How To Cope With Loneliness

Loneliness is an ever-increasing problem, regularly raised by charities like the Campaign to End Loneliness. The NHS has talked extensively about the impact it has on health and wellbeing, and the fact that loneliness can affect anyone of any age. Link-ages aims to help older adults to alleviate some of the symptoms of isolation by…

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Living Well With Dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia can be very daunting, but it does not mean that you cannot continue to lead a fulfilling life. Maintaining as much independence as possible and continuing with the activities you enjoy are important to preserving your overall wellbeing and a positive mindset, which are important aspects of living well with dementia.…

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AAL Smart Ageing Prize 2018

The 31st of May and 1st of June saw the mentoring event of the semi-final of the AAL Smart Ageing Prize take place in Brussels. This prize aims to support innovative digital and tech solutions that help “older people to participate fully in social life …[and] help them to remain active and healthy for longer…

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Recognition at Setsquared

Recently Link-ages attended the Setsquared Entrepreneur Programme in Basingstoke. This two day event brought together around 20 start-up businesses in the tech field, along with a number of hugely knowledgeable and experienced mentors and business advisors. Setsquared is an innovation hub, managed by five UK universities, that supports and guides innovative start-up projects and businesses.…

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Digital Champions

Across the UK, there are many schemes aimed at encouraging digitally excluded people to get online, and benefit from what digital technology can bring. One well known scheme, and one Link-ages knows well, is Digital Champions. The founder of Link-ages is a Digital Champions volunteer, and we are delighted to be part of this great…

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Driving In Older Age

The AA has recently written about older drivers and how increasing age doesn't mean it is necessary to stop driving. In fact, their research suggests that older drivers are less likely to have accidents than very young drivers.  Retaining independence and being able to get out and about without relying on others is hugely beneficial…

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How Link-ages Can Help Health And Care Agencies

Link-ages has been designed to help families to connect with their older relatives in an easy, straightforward and secure way. An important feature is the closed nature of the apps, which makes it impossible for users to be searched for. In order to connect, several steps are required, to ensure privacy for older or inexperienced…

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