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Teaching Seniors to Use a Computer

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As we age learning a new skill can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. Teaching older people to use a computer may often require different tactics than when working with children or students. This is a guide about teaching seniors to use a computer.


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January 4, 20091 found this helpful

For our senior citizens. This is for those of us with brain fog and using computers. I keep an address book to keep up with passwords and sign in info. It stays right in a drawer or by the computer. Buy printer paper when it is on sale. I also use photo paper from the dollar tree. My cousin showed me that printing on notebook paper works out good. I use calligraphy ink for refills. I have a chair with arms on it I have been known to fall asleep.


By Bozomom from Eastern NC

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

After having my computer crash and losing all my programed passwords, I too maintain a list of all passwords and important info. I use a steno pad I got at a yard sale for a dime! I like the address book (dollar stores carry them) idea, since I have to scan through many site titles to find what I need. Thank You for the great tip. Oh, I am 58 and disabled.

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November 22, 2011

Through experience, I have found that the best way to have the elderly or special needs people learn a computer is to start them on playing solitaire. They are then able to get use to the movements of the mouse and the drop down menu functions.


Source: When my mother could no longer talk, a laptop was her only means of communication.

By sooz from Bradford, ON

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