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Should I avoid supporting my aging father?

My father is aging, with heart problems and developing dementia. I am generally a conscientious person, but I'm staring down the necessity of supporting him like the barrel of a gun. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2014 - 39 answers

Aging Parent Filter: how do your folks get food and transportation?

People with aging parents (not newly retired, but also not ready for home care/retirement home): how are your parents getting food and transportation? [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies on Feb 28, 2014 - 21 answers

WebTV (AKA MSN TV) replacement? (with complications)

So, my parents (in their 80s), like many older folks, lost internet connection when Microsoft shut down the former WebTV service in September. It was a perfect solution for them and it seems nothing has emerged to satisfactorily replace it, but we have special problems since they can only get dial-up in their rural US location, and cellular coverage is spotty and complicated. Plus I'm on a different continent (and not so good at that end of computer literacy anyway – especially since things work a bit differently where I am). Still, I'd like to know what replacement solutions people have come up with among those of you who have dealt with a similar problem, especially if you can't be on hand to address ongoing problems that might pop up. [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Elderly parents filter: One healthy, one not so much

My in-laws cannot live 120 miles from us on their own any longer. This is true. My mother-in-law is relatively healthy and 73 with all her mental faculties. My father in law is physically very healthy and 83 with dementia. Where do they live together? Snow flurry inside. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Sep 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Getting my mom an iPad. I need simplicity!

I'm getting an iPad for my (aging) mother -- what am I missing? How can I make this as simple as possible for her? If it's at all complicated, she won't go for it. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Oct 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you still buy a simple cable television setup?

I need a really simple digital cable television setup for my elderly, easily confused parent. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Sep 11, 2011 - 11 answers

My Parents are Talking about Divorce after 47 Years

My parents are pushing 70 and have been married for almost 50 years, and now they're talking about divorce. How can my siblings and I help? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Nov 15, 2010 - 36 answers

help for dad, so i don't have the change the clocks a month before they change again

What are some agencies in the Washington DC area, that can provide help with some things around the home (like cooking and laundry) for an elderly man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 7, 2010 - 2 answers

How to help dementia and paranoia

My mother is suffering from dementia and interaction with her is becoming very difficult. Suggestions or advice please? [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Oct 3, 2010 - 17 answers

unsafe elderly drivers

my elderly parents drive. there is a lot of evidence they should no longer be driving. they will not stop driving. what, if anything, can i do?
posted by alcahofa on Feb 22, 2010 - 28 answers

I Want Him to be Sedated

Still crazy after all these years filter - what can be done about my dad? (long post following) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2007 - 14 answers

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