Taking away a seniors smartphone
With cognitive impairment, devices such as cellphones and laptop computers become difficult to use. A senior might say that they are finding a technology difficult to use rather than admitting a memory issue. However recognising the underlying issue leads to knowing how to manage a transition away from technology.
Some tips of how to manage this transition are:
1. Deleting apps that are frustrating
2. Counsel a senior who may be approached by email fraudsters
3. Use remote access programs to help manage their computer
4. Stored value credit cards may limit spending
Make sure permission is granted for these actions.
What do aging parents want?
As our parents age we worry about them. We worry about them driving at night, we worry about them cooking the right meals, we worry about them taking medication. As we begin to notice their aging we start expressing our concern for their wellbeing. ...