If you or your loved one is one of the 42 percent of people over age 65 with a smartphone, you know that it can make your life easier, more entertaining, and sometimes even healthier. The following list contains senior-friendly apps that you might want to check out.
Medisafe Pill Reminder and Medication Tracker
This app has many features to help you stay on track with medications and health. You can set alarms or reminders to take specific medication, set reminders for appointments, keep a medicine logbook to give to your healthcare provider, and track health measures like blood pressure or weight for your records or to give to your healthcare provider. Also, you can set the app to send a message to a loved one if you fail to log a medication, so they can check in with you.
This app compares the cost for prescription drugs between thousands of retail and online pharmacies, helping you find the cheapest option. It also offers coupons and discounts for medications.
Red Panic Button
This app allows you to press a panic button on your phone in case of emergency. A text or email alert will go out to a preset list of people notifying them of the emergency and your location.
Skype can be used on any smartphone or computer with a camera. It allows you to video chat with anyone around the world. It is a great way to “see” and stay connected with family and friends near and far.
Puzzles can help delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This app contains a variety of puzzles and brain games that you can set at different difficulty levels.
Old Time Radio & Shows (Andriod) and Old Time Radio 24 (iphone)
For those that love classic and old-time radio shows and music from the 1920s-1950s, these apps have thousands of free options to download or stream.
Magnifying Glass + Flashlight
This app uses your phone’s camera to magnify and illuminate small print and pictures. It is great for reading restaurant menus, medication bottles, and more.
Provides senior-specific news, local events, and AARP membership discounts.
At Twin Cities Physicians we care about you, and want to provide you with the best resources for your everyday lives. Contact us at 763-267-8701 if you have any general questions or questions regarding our services.