vik_c - 3:08 am on Nov 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why would it be stressful for her to read an ebook on a tablet?
It's more of a strain on the eyes. Almost everyone at that age has reading glasses. I'm aware of all the claims of technology that tablet companies including Apple make but paper books are easier on the eyes if you're reading a lot.
I realise you are trying to be helpful but it comes across as a little patronising. In my experience older people pick up new things just as easily as youngsters, they usually have a longer attention span and are prepared to work at something until they get it.
Ironically I think we're being realistic and you're being patronizing. There are a lot of older people in their eighties who have trouble even using cellphones. Mental facilities peak and then dull as we grow older. There's no reason to be in denial. It'll happen to all of us if we live to be that old.