AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the risks of bringing sophisticated new technologies in the home to make caregiving easier:
Today, at least one in four families are providing care to an aging loved one. If not a spouse, it is typically an aging parent – often a mother living alone. While older baby boomers have high expectations for technology to help them age well, it may be younger, tech-savvy Gen X and Millennial caregivers, sandwiched between work, childcare, and life, that are most likely to use technology to extend their capacity to provide care. At a recent MIT AgeLab-Transamerica symposium on caregiving, technology was identified as an indispensable means to care for aging parents. But will that high-tech care put their parents at higher risk of cyber hacking in retirement?
Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full via Forbes.