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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

Abusers.

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

Himalayas for the elderly

My recently-widowed father would like me to take him to see the Himalayas. What tour operators should we use or avoid and what issues for a 90-year old such as altitude acclimatisation should we be aware of? My dad can walk unaided but not at any great speed or distance, so long treks are out of the question. What road-based routes afford the best views? All travel tips welcome!
posted by cbrody on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 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

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

Peace and yarn be with you

I'd like to volunteer with a knitting ministry in the Boston area. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Sep 19, 2010 - 6 answers

AARP-isms

What are some every day physical gestures, common behaviors, and/or spoken phrases stereotypically favored by elderly people? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Sep 16, 2010 - 50 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

How can I get my brother out of my mom's apartment?

How can I get my violent brother out of my mom's senior apartment? Social workers, especially those who work with the elderly, your help is greatly needed. [more inside]
posted by The Light Fantastic on Aug 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Picture phone for elderly/senior products in Los Angeles

Picture phones for the elderly and places to buy them in Los Angles? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Aug 14, 2010 - 1 answer

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

email/task management-elderly

Best email and task management to communicate and track medication schedule of elderly mother. [more inside]
posted by jcbach on Jul 28, 2010 - 4 answers

and Jesus said "let the children come to me"

Looking for a v.sad story I read on the 'net years ago about a nursing home in Japan that had mannequins of children playing in the grounds. [more inside]
posted by uncanny hengeman on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Help keep my FIL's medication straight!

Looking for a digital medication reminder with text for my 72 y/o father-in-law that is not an iPhone app. Dream product described inside. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jul 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Recommendation for M.D. in WA State

Am looking for an M.D. in Bremerton/Port Orchard WA who specializes in elderly patients. [more inside]
posted by mnb64 on Jul 18, 2010 - 3 answers

My girlfriend's father can't care for himself - how do we get help for him?

What resources are available (specifically in the state of Iowa) to assist elderly/disabled persons who require full-time care but lack the funds to be able to afford this on their own? [more inside]
posted by khelvan on Jul 5, 2010 - 12 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

Suggestions on configuring a MacBook for an elderly person?

Ideas/suggestions for configuring an older MacBook for an elderly, non-Mac user? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on May 15, 2010 - 5 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Has anyone already designed a litter box cabinet/platform for human accessibility?

Best practices for setting up an accessible litter box cabinet that's easy to maintain for an elderly or disabled person? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Remote desktop clients/servers for assisting the elderly

Seeking suggestions for remote desktop services to assist an elderly computer user. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Mar 22, 2010 - 12 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

Grocery delivery in Columbus, OH?

Are there any grocery stores or shoppes in Columbus, Ohio that make deliveries? Alternatively, are there any other organizations there that do (free or compensated) grocery delivery services for the elderly? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Mar 10, 2010 - 5 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

Help us help herself

What are the things I simply must do now that I am the primary caregiver of a 90 year old woman? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Feb 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find a big digital clock for my wife's grandmother

Help me find a big digital clock for my wife's grandmother, who is having some temporal issues after pretty major brain surgery... [more inside]
posted by gravity on Feb 13, 2010 - 6 answers

elderly memoirs

I am looking for feedback on the possibility of creating an elderly memoir blog. A couple of weeks ago my mother’s minister told a story based his father’s reminiscing about the past. The minister fortunately videotaped the conversation with his father so it was saved but he added “many great stories die with the storyteller.” His remarks got me to thinking that many stories and much wisdom from the elderly will be lost if not recorded in some fashion. [more inside]
posted by jcbach on Feb 8, 2010 - 15 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

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

How can I help my elderly father continue to live alone in a giant house?

How can I help my elderly father continue to live alone in a giant house? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Dec 27, 2009 - 14 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

Help me help her

How to help an elderly family friend with homecare, meals, transportation and other general stuff? What services are available in Ontario, Canada and how best do I navigate them? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Simplistic front end for Windows?

Is there an ultra-simple and bullet proof front end for MS Windows thats suitable for elderly folks? [more inside]
posted by jorlando on Nov 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Good Phone for the Could You Speak Up A Little Crowd

Loud, clear, land-line phone without feedback whine? [more inside]
posted by DU on Nov 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Flipping off the nursing home for Christmas

My grandmother is sharp, independent, and in good health. but she's beginning to need a walker for long periods upright. What gift could help her function better around the house? [more inside]
posted by ormondsacker on Nov 11, 2009 - 21 answers

Hot for Grandma?

How do men's patterns of sexual attraction change as they age? That is, are older guys really attracted to older partners, or are they just being polite/settling for what they can get? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 25, 2009 - 69 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

Best digital audio recording device for elderly people?

Best digital audio recording device for elderly people? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Sep 2, 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 I find accountants and financial advisers for my elderly California Mom and her trust?

How do I find accountants and financial advisers for my elderly California Mom and her trust? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for something between assisted-living and a live-in-nurse. Help?

GrandmaHelp Filter: What's the name for a live-in assistant/nurse who visits the house of an elderly person 3-5 days a week, helps them with grocery shopping, etc? What's the best way to find referrals for quality people that perform this service in South Florida? [more inside]
posted by xotis on Aug 4, 2009 - 14 answers

We need a bulldog minus the 70 pounds of drool and extensive health problems.

My grandma's beloved bulldog just died, so grandma needs a new dog so that well she doesn't go the same way as her bulldog. Help me find a good breed/mixed breed for her to adopt! [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jul 26, 2009 - 26 answers

Surviving the weekend with my cranky right-wing grandparents.

My elderly grandparents live 45 minutes south of Orlando. My husband and I are visiting them next weekend. What do we do while we're there to minimize drama and maybe have a bit of fun? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 7, 2009 - 23 answers

California elder care question... Is this legit??

California: anyone know what government entity reimburses the elderly for home care? Is it local, state, or federal program? Or perhaps a charity?? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Jul 2, 2009 - 8 answers

How to protect an elderly man who keeps giving money to a con artist?

How do we protect an elderly man who keeps voluntarily giving money to a con artist? [more inside]
posted by Redruin on Jun 12, 2009 - 18 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 can we help my elderly grandfather be happier?

How can we help my elderly grandfather be happier? [more inside]
posted by harnharn on Mar 11, 2009 - 19 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

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 21 answers

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