(I selected "Alzheimer's & Dementia," but he's only been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment thus far.)
This is NOT as serious as most of the issues I see, but ...
... anyway, my FIL is 92. His computer is his lifeline.
At one time, he was *our* Tech Guru, but that ship's long sailed bye-bye. Now he runs into trouble literally *every* time he boots up. Not. An. Exaggeration.
His current "tech village" is mostly local sister in law and remote sister in law (who works on his computer remotely), along with Remote SIL's tech-savvy friend ... and, of course, me. Local SIL is really not into computers, but she's really stepped up a lot with the routine issues.
As for my husband, his own abilities are slightly limited due to stroke, and majorly limited by a lack of self-confidence. Also working on that.
FIL is trying to write his memoirs and keep up with his genealogical research. He does write well ... when he doesn't mess up the tech. He also does email ... although he needs help every time he wants to open or send an attachment.
We can no longer work with him via email, or over the phone (unless remotely controlling his computer for him), and he often can't follow instructions even when we stand over his shoulder.
We've tried tablets, but he's old-school. Windows on a desktop PC, only. Learning curve's too high, and motor skills not present, for anything "simpler," like a touch-screen.
Unfortunately, he also clicks on every email that comes through. I just brought his PC back from a professional malware cleaning, and it's infected again ... despite all of the good apps he's got on board (plus Remote SIL's vigilance.)
He's (mostly) a sweet guy. He NEEDS a life of purpose. We all wholeheartedly support that. But ... the "village" workload steadily increases. This week has strained all of us.
At least he isn't driving anymore. But that does make his computer issues vastly more essential for his quality of life. (Of course, we all have lives, too ....)
So. Have any of you ever run into this sort of thing with an elder's "hobby?" (It's more than a hobby.)