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Looking for a Senior-Friendly E-Reader? Try a Kindle

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 24, 2015

Looking for a good gift for a senior loved one? Maybe your elderly parent just seems bored and you’re looking for an easy way to provide mental stimulation on a daily basis. Either way, consider a Kindle. The e-reader is a favorite among clients at Home Care Assistance of Chandler.

Cognitive Stimulation

Seniors who focus their energy and attention on reading rather than watching television experience improved cognition. A Kindle is a great way to provide your loved one with an almost endless supply of books from best sellers to classics. Many public libraries even have thousands of free Kindle e-books for downloading.

Visual Compatibility

If you have noticed your loved one reads less due to decreased vision, the Kindle has many helpful features such as enlarged print, which can make reading much easier on his or her eyes.

Portability

A Kindle is easy to take to doctor’s appointments or on long car trips, and the battery has a long life compared to phones or tablets. Kindles can also be charged from a power outlet, a car adapter, or through a computer USB port.

Accomplishment

While a Kindle is very user-friendly, your loved one may experience a sense of pride and accomplishment from learning to use it properly. Remember, to him or her it may be a newfangled piece of complex technology. Getting the hang of choosing books and understanding how the device works can instill a sense of pride and achievement.

Looking for ways to keep your loved one engaged and mentally stimulated? Reach out to Home Care Assistance in Chandler and find out how our live-in and hourly caregivers can keep your loved one mentally active with our propriety Cognitive Therapeutics Method. The program can be included in all care packages at no additional cost and is particularly helpful for seniors receiving dementia or Alzheimer’s care in Chandler. To learn more about CTM or any of our care services, give us a call at 480.448.6215.