Internet usage nowadays is popular not just among the teenagers but among the seniors too. The reasons of its high and growing usage among senior citizens are many. Few of those popular reasons are as follows:
- Enhancement of Brain Functioning
- Reduction of Health Care Costing
- Repository of Knowledge
- Reduces the Suicidal Tendencies
- Lessen the Level of Dependency
Undoubtedly internet enhances the circuitry of the brain. Regular usage of the internet even for surfing increases the skills of decision making. Internet requires the user to stress on mind while the user clicks on the various links to reach at the information which one wants. Clicking and following the links stimulates the mind. In other words, internet usage engages the mind in creative activity of searches.
Anyone who lives alone feels depressed. Depression of mind becomes the cause of multiple other diseases which affect both mind as well as body. The social sites on the internet are a boon for many old aged people who live alone and who have no one around them whom they can chat with. By making an account on the social sites, the senior citizens find the friends with whom they feel comfortable sharing their life experiences, happiness and sorrow. Reduction in the level of depression reduces the chances of disease such as cardiovascular problems. And in further reduces the amount to be spent on the treatment of diseases. The internet brings out the positive health outcomes.
Surfing of internet by senior citizens helps the online knowledge banks to grow. Old age people have many things to share such as the best office practices of their times, the best homely practices that they followed, the variety of food that they use to cook using the natural ingredients and also the natural tips and remedies which help to maintain good health. They surf the net, read through various sites and share their best practices on social media sites and other online forums. The youngsters learn a lot from the knowledge shared by the senior citizens. Sharing the knowledge helps the brain to function well for a long time.
The suicidal tendencies are more people who feel alone and ignored in their life. The internet is a boon as it engages the people in various activities such as playing online games, reading the knowledgeable sites and sharing opinions on social media websites. Internet usage kills the depression and stress of mind. It increases the zest to live in older people.The internet has everything which can make your work simpler and easier. If you want to do a task, for an example, you want to cook a dish than the best thing you can do is to surf the internet and find out how a particular dish is cooked. If you want to buy anything than surf the online shopping sites and order anything which you like. You no longer have to be dependent on anybody activities such as cooking, shopping and even banking. All these activities can be done by the click of a mouse from your home computer.