My mom is 96 and is fairly ambulatory. She gets easily consipated and then she doesn't feel well. If I give her something like Colase in the evening she thinks she gets sick in the night. I am really not sure if that is the case, but who knows. Recently I give her 5-7 prunes in the am and a full dose of Miralax in juice. It works pretty good, but at time still gets hard stools. I know this discussion is kind of intimate but its life. I recently read about lemon juice in warm water along with a pinch of salt. Anyone have any suggestions out there what works for them?