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Mom being drawn into anti-science/racist conspiracy thought please help

My mom is elderly. She and her husband support my mostly unemployed brother in his 30s. I live far away but talk to her daily. My sibling and his father are into racist, misogynistic ideas and believe the end of the world is coming. They stockpile supplies and make my mom read David Icke (anti-semitism thinly veiled as "reptile aliens" taking over the government) as well as how vaccines and GMOS are poisoning us. I tried to talk to her but she thinks what I say is hard to understand (academic language) so maybe science is hiding something. [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on May 31, 2015 - 11 answers

Mom wants to keep her independence and you can help!

The fabulous Momquat lives alone and has requested a health monitor service of the "help, I've fallen..." variety to give her some peace of mind. She doesn't need assisted living or a roommate, just the ability to summon help in the rare emergency. Help me select a good system, taking into account her snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by jenquat on Apr 29, 2015 - 5 answers

Recommendations for a mobile phone for Mom?

My Mom is 78, has and can use a laptop and Google Voice but is not particularly tech adventurous. She walks about 5 - 7 miles a day and is really self-sufficient, but we'd like to procure and use a mobile phone for her at the very least for coordinating emergencies about other people, and maybe so she can coordinate her own, if needed. I am having trouble formulating the problem and finding solutions with Google, and could really use your help and advice! [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Oct 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Help my aging parents slow down

Any advice on how to convince my active, aging parents to slow down a bit and find that right balance between being active and overactive? [more inside]
posted by kalimotxero on Aug 5, 2014 - 24 answers

Schizophrenia, elder abuse, and minding our own business

Our schizophrenic neighbor appears to be emotionally abusing his elderly mother. When do we step in? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on May 16, 2014 - 14 answers

Where in the SF Bay Area can I get Pliny the Elder on tap?

Where in the SF Bay Area (including the South Bay) can I find Pliny the Elder on tap? I know about Bobby G's in Berkeley, but they've been out of it the last few times I've gone. (Is there a particular day of the week when you have to go?) I also know about this list, but it doesn't really help that much, since you can't tell which of those locations sells Pliny on tap.
posted by mikeand1 on Mar 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Elder Computing

I have a day or so to try and straighten some problems with my 97 year old grandmother's computer. I need some advice on how to set it up to encourage stress free computing. [more inside]
posted by JayNolan on Jan 6, 2012 - 13 answers

I need to buy a lift-chair, have no clue, ideas?

Caring for elderly relatives: What is the best brand of lift-chair? [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Help before it gets bloody.

Worried about elderly father... [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Jan 3, 2011 - 11 answers


Grandmother in a nursing home. Elderly grandfather caring for her and denying help from others. Grandma not getting the care she needs. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 29, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I vet a rest home by remote?

I have to put my mother into a care facility (and wow, they're expensive!). How do I thoroughly check out whether or not one will be good for her before allowing my mother anywhere near the place? I live about 2 hours away and plan to check it out but want to do as much legwork as I can beforehand. Thanks for the help.
posted by miss lynnster on Aug 23, 2010 - 17 answers

Elder lawyer referral needed, NYC

Recommendation needed for quality elder attorney in New York City area ( willing to travel a bit to save money). Areas of expertise would be asset management to meet requirements of assistance programs, irrevocable trusts etc, Medicaid, SSD, and Pooled Income Trusts. Any recommendations from personal experience or leads to a decent referral source would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by flummox on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Deaf cat OK for 90-year-old woman?

Nonagenarian-and-kitty-filter: Would a deaf kitty be an OK match for an older lady with possibly-limited mobility? I can imagine problems, but am not sure how serious they are. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Computer games my mum might like?

I need recommendations for computer games suitable for my mum, who is getting on in years. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Feb 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for good books to help me age (> 65).

Any good books on old-aging? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Dec 27, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I protect a sweet old person who may need a legal guardian?

Does anyone here have any experience with nominations for conservatorship in the state of California, either as a potential conservator, an attorney, social worker, psychiatrist or anyone else who plays a role in the process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Elderly Skin and Bruising and the Effects Of

Nursing home horror, involving the skin of elderly people - (disturbing description inside) [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Sep 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Will this computer run Oblivion?

Will this computer run Oblivion? [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Jun 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Making Elder Scrolls IV Accessible

GamesFilter: Can this gamer with a physical disability play Elder Scrolls IV? [more inside]
posted by wintermute2_0 on Apr 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I quit?

Quitting my job and moving 1800 miles to be with my grandmother while she dies...Crazy? Possible? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Aug 29, 2005 - 49 answers

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