I have a ninety-year-old grandmother, who, for most of her life, has been the paragon of health, and enjoyed being both physically and mentally active. In the past few years, however, her weakening health and the increasing amount of medications has limited what she's able to do, at first effectively containing her at home, and then by making it difficult for her to focus on things mentally.
Lately, she's been feeling particularly anxious and off balance, and hasn't been able to concentrate enough to even properly read or do crossword puzzles - both activities she's greatly enjoyed. For the past few months, she has also been uncharacteristically depressed in general.
Now, her physical health is in the hands of people far more knowledgeable than I, but I think her emotional health has been deteriorating in no small part due to boredom.
So, since watching television all day long does get dull pretty quickly, I was wondering if there was something I could get her for the holidays that would give her something to be engaged
My problem is that I'm having difficulty deciding what it should be; my grandmother used to like crafts of all kinds, but now, her fingers are arthritic and her hands shaky. She has recently developed a fear of new technology, so anything with a steep learning curve is out, but she's also still pretty sharp in the head, so I still need something that could be challenging.
Posting this is pretty much a shot in the dark, but I was wondering if anyone here has had similar experiences, or even just ideas to throw out there.
(I was considering getting her a gaming platform of some sort with a few casual but engaging games, but I'm not really all that knowledgeable on what's out there, nor am I sure I could convince her to give it a fair try. Better suggestions would be welcome.)