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Wed May 15, 2019, 03:54 PM

All Ideas Welcome

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I have a bedridden 54-year old relative in my home who is slowly dying. He is bored, frustrated, cantankerous. The best we have had to offer him is food and TV. I think he would watch basketball 24-7 if it was on. What can you think of that he might like?

I am thinking maybe a GameBoy - do they still make those?

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qwlauren35 May 2019 OP
CDerekGo May 2019 #1
AJT May 2019 #2
Fresh_Start May 2019 #3
dameatball May 2019 #4
qwlauren35 May 2019 #8
mopinko May 2019 #5
qwlauren35 May 2019 #7
emmaverybo May 2019 #6
applegrove May 2019 #9
Fresh_Start May 2019 #10
pansypoo53219 May 2019 #11

Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:58 PM

1. iPad

iPad with lotta apps?

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:00 PM

2. If he's still "all there", online crossword puzzles may be nice.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

3. audio books, senior pet nt

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:03 PM

4. I assume this is an older person...? Audiobooks might be one thing.

Some of those old Celtic -Lakers matchups might be fun....You tube maybe? Would it be safe for him/her to be around an animal visitor?

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Response to dameatball (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:23 PM

8. Where do I find?

The old match-ups? Sounds like a good option.

We have two dogs - pit bull and pit bull terrier, very loving, and he hates them. He wants his own, small dog. It simply would not work in our house. Not sure how he would do with an animal visitor, unless it was a small dog.

Thanks for the ideas.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:04 PM

5. enroll in a hospice program.

they can help w this kind of thing, as well as the nitty gritty.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:21 PM

7. We're in Hospice.

They help with bathing. But I think I need to get more advice about this sort of thing.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:12 PM

6. Basketball DVDs. My dad said he would die thinking about basketball. Probably did. When he

had dementia, he still knew all current, and past, scores, coaches and players.
I got my partner a set called The Beautiful Game about soccer.
Check Amazon for titles. Could be highlights, history, scandals.
Maybe hed like the movie Hoosiers with Gene Hackman or Hoop Dreams.
May he be comfortable. Its so good hes not alone and has your caring.
If you get a title on Amazon, your library might have.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:20 PM

9. Do you have unlimited WiFi? He could look up old comedy bits

and basketball clips online.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:46 PM

10. TED Talks....anyway you can get them for him nt



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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:59 PM

11. big band music?

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