Social connections is the area of competence for the care recipients that refers to knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to use ICT and the Internet to create, maintain and extend social connections and relationships.
This area of competence refers to communication and interaction with friends and family and the creation and sharing of content to support the care recipients’ memory and flag up important dates and mark common interests and history. These skills help to avoid loneliness, to escape daily worries, and improve relationships with others.
To be socially connected with others opens a “window on the world” where the care recipients can continue to learn, keep up-to-date and make use of their memory skills and brain by continuing to stimulate their curiosity and interests.
- Feeling isolated and lonely because much communication takes place on the Internet
- Risk of losing memory