Link-ages Blog

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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Link-ages Is A Low Cost Way To Connect

At present, Link-ages Hub is available on iPad, with Go available on iPhone and Android smartphones. The app was launched on iPad as from our research and experience, we felt that iPad offers the best accessibility settings and ease of use for new users. However, this doesn’t mean that it is necessary for a Hub…

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Link-ages and Online Security

During the development of Link-ages, we spoke to older adults and inexperienced internet users, to understand what it was that was preventing them from engaging with technology. There were many different responses, but a common theme for many people was that there was an element of ‘fear’. For some, this was fear of ‘getting it…

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Connecting Families With Our Family App

In today’s world, many families no longer live close together. In the past, parents, grandparents and children would all live in the same area, and family relationships were easier to maintain. Now, as families increasingly live further and further apart, we often rely on technology to keep those important family connections. But in a lot…

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Minister for Loneliness

January saw the first “Minister for Loneliness” appointed by the government. Tracey Crouch has been tasked with tackling a significant current social issue – that of persistent loneliness and isolation. Recent figures have indicated that chronic loneliness has comparable health consequences to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, which demonstrates that this problem has implications far…

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Loneliness In Older Generations

Loneliness is a widely recognised social issue among the older generations. Isolation and chronic loneliness are known to increase the risk of a range of health problems. A number of charities and groups are doing fantastic work raising awareness of, and combatting, loneliness. But there will not be a ‘quick fix’, and addressing the problem…

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