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The Elderly More And More Online

Although young people still have the most access to the Internet in Spain, data from the INEindicate that the age group that grows most in Internet users in the range between 55 and 64 years of age, 41.5% of the population in 2013 to 50.1% in 2014. Good news for all those companies that have seen in the third age a niche market in which perhaps, technology is the key to reconciling life at home with family dedication to our people greater.

We will all become old, and by the time we get there, there will be many advances that will allow us to have a more dignified and secure old age. So far, more and more companies are facilitating the use of their websites and making them more intuitive so that they are available to everyone.

Learn about the care of the elderly.

There are several courses or support groups for family members of sick or older adults who stay at home, and even in your town hall there are days or the social worker can be a perfect place to learn about the most important thing to keep in mind.

Do not hesitate to read as much as you can about it, consult with those who know, as much as possible, hire someone and learn some of their techniques to apply later with our older relative.

Take some time for yourself

You cannot spend all day caring for your parents, in-laws or grandparents, this work will last a long time is not a short career, so this does not mean that you are a terrible person or selfish, but you also need to satisfy your social needs, recreational, playful, etc., this is known in our sector as family respite.

Take one or two hours each day to do what you like most, as much as possible outside the home and not in the company of the older adult you care for. If you do not have anyone else to help you, hire someone to stay a few hours in the house, and you can do what you want.