Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Western Europeans Under 30 View News Media Less Positively, Rely More on Digital Platforms Than Older Adults. “Across eight Western European countries, adults ages 18 to 29 are about twice as likely to get news online than from TV. They also tend to be more critical of the news media’s performance and coverage of key issues than older adults”
Nieman Lab: Younger generations are actually better at telling news from opinion than those over age 50. “Those pesky kids with their smartphones don’t know the days of print newspapers separating the news pages from the opinion section. But they’re not necessarily the ones we have to worry about discerning news statements from opinions, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.”
Phys .org: Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain. “With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites. In a newly published University of Michigan study, researchers reported that using social media can reduce the negative health effects of curtailed social contact that comes as a consequence of pain.”
HeraldReview: Through Apps And Workshops Museums Help Better The Lives Of Americans Living With Dementia. “On Sept. 24, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) will launch the U.S. version of the award-winning ‘House of Memories’ dementia awareness program, originally developed in the U.K. by National Museums Liverpool to provide person-centered care for people to live well with dementia. The program offers training workshops, resources and activities, including the ‘My House of Memories’ app, the first of its kind in the world. The app features more than 100 interactive pages of MNHS collection items, which can help those living with dementia draw on memories to create personal connections with family, friends and caregivers.”
KTVZ: New free resource for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers. “Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be a challenge, but AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association have announced an enhanced online tool to make it easier to find information and resources. The Alzheimer’s Association and AARP announced they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging.”
ZDNet: Why don’t more people over 60 have YouTube channels?. “Despite media coverage suggesting “mature” vloggers (anyone over 40) are up and coming in the beauty sector, there are not many successful YouTube channels that showcase skills, talents, and passions hosted by those over 60 years old.” Oh, I dunno, maybe because YouTube commenters often treat YouTubers like dirt? As for the over 60s, I can think of Granny Pottymouth and RC Model Reviews, though I’m not 100% sure he’s over 60.
Evening Standard: Glamorous Instagrans: Meet the senior style icons of Instagram. “A whole host of senior style stars are currently smashing OOTDs on the ‘gram and gaining millions of fans in the process. Ranging from 53 to 90-years old, these inimitable fashionistas prove that as you get older you not only get wiser but more confident with your personal style, too.” OOTD = “Outfit Of the Day”