Helping people who are not demented, but live among many dementia patients in a nursing home.
After visiting my demented grandfather for many years, I have gotten to also meet a few elderly people that live in the same retirement home, but are mentally healthy. I feel very much with these people, because it becomes clear that they are very lonely and they lack a way to find friends. I was thinking of an app, where one could find friends based on interest, for little meet-ups. I do understand what the constraints are, given that current retirees are not that apt with using tablets and phones. However, one person I know there, who is 81 years old, does. And of course, the amount of elderly people, who are being able to use a modern tablet, PC or phone is only going to rise. What do you think about this idea? Do you think it has value for the elderly, who think they feel lonely? Best regards, Felix