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7 Smartphone & Tablet Apps Ideal For Seniors

 Things tend to get more difficult as we age, and the necessity to keep our minds sharp and keep ourselves safe also increases. Luckily, the advancement of technology continues unabated, and the same can be said for apps available on tablets and smartphones. Find out more about these 7 apps that are ideal for seniors: 

1. Magnifying Glass With Light

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Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Cost: Free

As our eyesight decreases with age, it generally becomes more difficult to see, and it becomes especially difficult to read small print. This app can help seniors to magnify and illuminate books, magazines, newspapers, restaurant menus and more. 

2. Pillboxie

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Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Cost: $0.99

This app helps to streamline the process of administering medications to those that need it. Certain patients need to take medications at specific times throughout the day, and this app can help to inform them of when they need to take them. What's more is that the app does not require a data connection and will even send reminders when your phone is asleep. 

3. MedCoach

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Platforms: AndroidiPhone, iPad

Cost: Free

Another medically-focused app in our list is MedCoach, which give patients quick access to lists of medications, allows them to set up reminders for when they need to take their pills, and access the pharmacy's website to fill prescriptions. You won't miss another dose with this app. 

4. Crosswords Classic

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Platforms: AndroidiPhone, iPad

Cost: $9.99

Crosswords are a great way for seniors to keep their brains active, and this classic crossword puzzle app makes the ability to do a crossword available anywhere they go. It contains hundreds of puzzles and new ones are added daily. 

5. Sudoku

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Platforms: AndroidiPhone, iPad

Cost: Free

Sudoku is a numbers version of the classic crossword. Sudoku puzzles can be downloaded to your phone or tablet and enjoyed anywhere via this app. 

6. Lumosity

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Platforms:  AndroidiPhone, Apple Watch, iPad

Cost: Free

This app is used by no less than 60 million people worldwide, and is designed to help people keep their brains as sharp as can be. It trains memory and attention. 

7. Red Panic Button

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Platforms: AndroidiPhone, iPad

Cost: $2.99 plus fees for some features

In the event that you have someone who cares for you full-time, or you happen to be a primary caregiver yourself, there may be times when the person in need has to be left alone. During that time, a whole manner of things can go wrong. This app allows you to input vital information to be referred to during an emergency, and a senior simply has to open the app and push the red button in the middle of the screen to call for assistance. 

 

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