Aging Parents: Buying one of the New iPads?

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Admittedly, I’ve never reblogged before. Simple reason: I never found anything I thought had to be shared in full, that I wanted readers to see–at least partially– on this home page. That said, I know my limitations (mentioned in an earlier post where I linked readers to an extremely well-done Financial Advice blog).

This is different. You realize immediately that Marti Weston has continued her extensive  iPad research and it’s easy to follow….plus it’s timely. With Christmas less than a week away, Christmas gifts are on everyone’s mind. The iPad has been mind-expanding, entertaining, intstructive, fun + so much else for so many older people. And the iPad, if affordable, is something to seriously consider for aging parents and grandparents.  Thanks for doing so much good investigating, Marti.

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Changing weekly: “Of Current Interest” (right sidebar). Links to timely information and research from top universities, plus some free and some fun stuff–to help parents age well. 

 

As Our Parents Age So Do We

I finally figured out what iPad model to purchase for my 90-year-old dad as a Christmas 2013 present, and I thought I’d share my decision-making process here, just in case others are dealing with the same conundrum. My mom is under strict instructions to keep him away from this blog (he is a regular reader) until mid-day on December 25th.

Deciding what to buy as a replacement iPad took quite a bit of time and energy, mostly because a range of models are available at a range of prices. Below are some of the factors that contributed to my decision. At the end you can find out what we bought for dad’s Christmas present.

iPad Keyboard – Dad has an easy-to-use keyboard. He sets the iPad right into the 30-pin port and begins typing. His speaker system for music connects the same way. The newest iPad models come with the smaller…

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