This is not a tech tip but please read it anyway. A friend of mine rushed to the ER to be with her mother. The doctor asked the older woman if she was taking blood thinners. Her response was slurred and she was confused. The doctor looked at my friend and asked her. She had no idea what medications her mother took. The hospital was able to contact the woman’s doctor who faxed over the med list. But that took at least 45 minutes. When you are with your family this holiday seas
I saw a new client a few weeks ago. We’ll call her Angie, she’s in her mid 60’s. When she called me, she had questions about the rainbow ball, updates on her computer, and how to get photos off of flash drives. When I got to her apartment, I saw another issue that needed to be addressed. Her desktop was covered with unnamed photo icons. I addressed her initial questions and since we had time, commented, “You sure do have a lot of photos here. How about we put them in folders?
Everyone learns differently. Some like their hands held, others are more independent. The latter is the case with Barbara. She likes me to show her a computer function once and then give her as much time as necessary to do it by herself. The other day, we were working on a Word document. I had shown her how to copy, paste, underline, and highlight. I also told her how important it is to click File and Save several times before she finishes. She got to the end of her document