Why are elderly people so confused with technology most of the time?

My grandma has had an iPhone for years and still doesn't know how to use it.... she always asks me to help her with things that are so simple. Same with my granddad and my older aunts and uncles. They seem like they don't know how to use the simplest user friendly technology and when me or someone else who... show more My grandma has had an iPhone for years and still doesn't know how to use it.... she always asks me to help her with things that are so simple. Same with my granddad and my older aunts and uncles. They seem like they don't know how to use the simplest user friendly technology and when me or someone else who is young fixes it so easily they think were magicians. I know they didn't grow up with technology but really, is it that hard to figure out? (Not trying to offend anyone btw)
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