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Please help us get my mom into memory care!

Central Indiana - I need elder care help today! Please help us! [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on May 31, 2014 - 106 answers

Book Recs for Nursing Home Book Club

I'm a social worker at a skilled nursing facility, and one of my residents has asked if we could start a book club. I'm trying to come up with a list of books that they can vote on to decide what we read first, and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 15, 2014 - 16 answers

Simple CD player for elderly mother

Looking for recommendations for a very easy to use boombox-type CD player for my elderly mother. [more inside]
posted by soundslikeobiwan on Mar 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Seeking journal article to state the obvious

It seems to be common knowledge that elderly people, or others who are subject to more falls, will sustain more fractures than the rest of the population, and will have increased morbidity as a result. What I am looking for is an authoritative journal article (abstract or title is fine), preferably from an orthopaedic publication, stating the above. [more inside]
posted by HoteDoge on Mar 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Make a trip to see elderly relatives, even if she caused odd mini-drama?

Should we make plans to drive several hours and stay in a hotel, after flying across the country with our young kids (who'll be ages 6.5 and 4.5) next Spring, so that they can meet my husband's elderly relatives, with whom he has always had very good relationships... that is, until his octogenarian Grandmother said something to him over the phone that caused my husband to suddenly have a strong negative/ambivalent reaction to the whole idea? [more inside]
posted by hush on Dec 16, 2013 - 46 answers

Elderly mother's finances. Help.

I've written before about my elderly mom's dementia. This is less about her memory problems (and mine dealing with them) and more about a sticky financial situation she's in, thanks to my stepsister. You are not my lawyer, but legal advice would be welcome. Prepare for flurries, inside. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Dec 6, 2013 - 6 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

Recovery expectations from angiogram for 70-year-old?

My mom is in great health and decent shape for a 70-year-old and just completed 3 weeks of travel where she showed great endurance. Then she came back and "flunked" a stress-test :( [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Aug 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Advice re: my father's swift decrease in mobility - arthritis & Synvisc

My father (age 79) has gone from keeping a cane in the car for occasional use to steady himself (through 2012) to being in terrible pain and needing a walker around the house (the latter after a Synvisc injection to the knee 2 weeks ago, knee swelling, and falling - again - at home alone). So far he hasn't broken anything in his falls, but I live 90 minutes away from him and he lives alone. He's accustomed to being quite active and has often been mistaken for a man 10-15 years his junior. [more inside]
posted by pammeke on Mar 4, 2013 - 10 answers

Oxygen for Rental for Father

My 72 year old dad just was prescribed oxygen. He has portable units and then an electric machine for home use. He is supposed to fly from Dallas to Phoenix to visit me for Thanksgiving. I saw the Southwest regulations for his portable, but should I rent him a home machine or can he check his? Are they heavy? Are they expensive to rent?
posted by bkf on Nov 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Adventure games for the elderly.

Need recommendations on adventure games for elderly people. [more inside]
posted by Beholder on Nov 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Elderly / Power of Attorney Abuse

What can I do to protect my elderly mom from my abusive and greedy sister? [more inside]
posted by iNurtureTheOdd on Oct 23, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me show my mother-in-law that the iPad "just works"

My 70+ year old mother-in-law just bought herself an iPad. Great! Except that she has LITERALLY never used a computer in her life. How should I approach teaching her how to use it? [more inside]
posted by photovox on Aug 21, 2012 - 32 answers

When I'm 64?

What happens to elderly people in the United States who have run out of retirement savings, can't work, and aren't getting enough from Social Security to cover their living expenses? [more inside]
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on Apr 3, 2012 - 22 answers

Will the cognitive problems associated with sepsis improve as the infection is treated?

Will the cognitive problems associated with severe sepsis improve as the sepsis itself is treated? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Mar 5, 2012 - 9 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

Are my dad's doctors making him sicker?

This is my first Ask MeFi question, and I'm asking on behalf of my parents. My father is in reasonably good physical health but poor mental health, which may be related to the meds he's on and the "quality" care he's getting in the American "system". Are there some kind of additional resources for me or them to help make their way through the bureaucrat-ese and get some better care? And maybe some additional health care (or heck, elder care in general) resources I could find for them? [more inside]
posted by no relation on Sep 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Grandma is lost.

Friend's grandma is lost in San Francisco. Not good. What are some resources? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 18, 2011 - 95 answers

Can delusions be resolved?

Is it possible to address the emotional underpinnings of my grandma's delusions? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Jun 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Their Meals, My Wheels

I'd like to make a meal once a week for our elderly neighbors who are having medical issues, but I'm already really busy. What can I make that they can freeze and is easy for me? [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Apr 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

How would you go about explaining basic computer features to someone who cannot conceive of what a gigabyte is? (Or, to a more extreme degree, what a username is or how the internet works?) [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Jan 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Food delivery for seniors: alternatives to Meals on Wheels?

Is there a Meals on Wheels alternative for an elderly woman living in the Sacramento, California area? [more inside]
posted by mps on Nov 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Help us help my granny~!

How can we get my grandma from overseas to the US as painlessly as possible without spending $$$$$ amount of money? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Disorientation prognosis

Does this sound like an onset of dementia, panic attack, short term memory issue or Alzheimer's? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Activities for Elderly, Sane Parents?

I don't want my senior citizen parents to die of boredom. Help me keep them busy with stimulating activities, online or otherwise! (I swear I'm not a controlling son. Well, maybe just a bit.) [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Sep 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Colon cancer/surgery in elderly

Two weeks ago my 83 year old mother was diagnosed with colon cancer--surgery to remove the right side of her colon is scheduled for this Friday. If anyone here has gone through this type of surgery, what were your experiences during post op and recovery? What can our family do to make Mom's recovery easier? [more inside]
posted by I'm Brian and so's my wife! on Aug 8, 2010 - 6 answers

British Columbia Law Filter: Power of Attorney.

Help my (elderly) mother take care of her (even more elderly) sister. YANML, and we will be consulting one soon, but in the meantime . . . [more inside]
posted by Slugette on May 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Party on, please?

How can my family celebrate my dad's 77th birthday? Twist: no food. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Mar 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Help with crazy family problem.

I am stuck in the middle of a mess with a family trust. [more inside]
posted by chocolatetiara on Jan 29, 2010 - 8 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 to get a job when I'm a retired 65-year-old schoolteacher?

I'm 65 years old in Toronto. How can I get a job? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Sep 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Should I buy my mother an iMac?

Should I get my aging, computer-clumsy mother an iMac, or just buy her a bigger screen for her Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 2, 2009 - 35 answers

How do you rent walkers/mobility aids in Scotland?

Where can I rent a rolling walker to help my future Grandmother-in-Law getting around for a few weeks in Scotland? I just moved to the Aberdeen from the USA to get married and in the chaos of arranging a wedding, I'm trying to be helpful by finding ways for my fiancee's grandmother to get around. [more inside]
posted by nangua on Jun 6, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I not get taken advantage of ?

What is the best approach for me to take and continue helping my senior neighbor out without being taken advantage of by her and/or her children? [more inside]
posted by Taurid on Mar 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Need V-Day Card Sentiments for the Elderly Please

I recently volunteered for a community project to make homemade Valentine's Day cards for local elderly residents. I'm enjoying making the cards, but I suddenly find my mind blank! I need to come up with some good sayings/sentiments/quotes to put in the cards. These will all be for people I've never met, so that knocks out a lot of the usual sayings. Since a good deal of these people do not have family around, I'd love it if I could say something that will make them smile. I just know you guys will have some great ideas! THANKS!
posted by 3fluffies on Jan 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Skin specialist in Melbourne AU?

Can anyone personally recommend a skin specialist in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by Coaticass on Dec 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Our big old dog is becoming incontinent -- How can we all be happy together?

My 11 year old male shepherd-mix is in congestive heart failure, but doing very well on medicine. He has a good outlook for many months of high quality living. The diuretic medicine causes him to pee in the house occasionally -- because I can't get him out the door fast enough. We live in a condo and he has to go out on leash. We can't leave the house for more than a couple hours or he will need to pee. I welcome any tips on managing incontinence for large male dogs. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Oct 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Advice about language disorder in an elderly person

Virus in older person causing language disorders (aphasia or delirium)? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Oct 14, 2008 - 9 answers

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