Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I bought my 85 yo mother an iPad when they first came out. She is mostly home bound, due to medical issues, and seemed to be wilting in front of the TV. She loves it.
She sends her grand and great grand kids e-mails, and they in turn send her pictures of what they are up to. She feels so much more connected.
She surfs the internet to find good recipes and things. I've downloaded some of her favorite music for her to listen to. I downloaded many books for her to read.
She has difficulty falling asleep, and there is a great free app clock radio that has many features, including falling asleep to a variety of different sounds, that has helped.
She plays a variety of free games that I downloaded for her. She amazes me, b/c she has had 3 strokes, and can still do this.
All of her contacts are on there, so she can easily find the numbers and addresses for her friends to send them cards, etc. I sync it with my laptop so that her doctor appointments, etc. are on my calendar so I can arrange my schedule.
All of her important medical procedures, medications, allergies, etc. are on it, so she can take it with her to her doctor appointments. She can't write with her right hand, so when they ask her all of their questions, and if I'm not with her, she can pull up the screen and hand it to them.
Heck, I even snapped "Sierra hair style" tips off of this site and put it on the iPad and took that with me to my groomer yesterday for Mia's first hair cut to show her what I wanted.
She does many other things with her iPad as well. With mother's day coming up, I thought I would post this in case any of you have mom's who may be in a similar situation. It is so easy to use and the iPad forum mentioned above has been helpful when I've attempted to do something a bit more technical.
Judy D. And Mia