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    I was in a similar situation but with my mother. We now have a part time carer- (giving me time to myself) and I attended a local support group. I no longer go but my mum still gos for the custard creams!!

    you can get loads of freeware games on the internet, most of them only require use of the arrow keys and are really addictive to play, i would post some websites, but everytime i try it keeps gettin f***** up
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    Post them, I'll clean them up for you.

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    Post them, I'll clean them up for you.
    http://www.freewaregames.net/

    http://www.freearcade.com/

    http://www.arcadegamesonline.com/

    some of the games totally suck, but some of the old arcade shoot em ups ain't half bad

    (Original post by s-man)
    http://www.freewaregames.net/

    http://www.freearcade.com/

    http://www.arcadegamesonline.com/

    some of the games totally suck, but some of the old arcade shoot em ups ain't half bad
    wow i know how to post links now (kept on missing out http)
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    (Original post by s-man)
    you can get loads of freeware games on the internet, most of them only require use of the arrow keys and are really addictive to play, i would post some websites, but everytime i try it keeps gettin f***** up
    Hmmm, they should be alright. Use "automatically parse links" and just copy/paste the URLs.

    Also Adhsur, I'm sorry I don't have any ideas. I'm tired, it's getting late. The helpfulness of people has regained my faith in there being friendly people on here.

    Best wishes for your sister though.

    I can't believe Corey. I thought he'd got nicer, but no.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    The helpfulness of people has regained my faith in there being friendly people on here.
    well said, me too
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    I really appreciate your replies people

    As for the pet idea, I think she's at least gonna get some fish to look at lol!...

    Another good idea that stemmed from that is a tamagotchi - do they still get sold? An electronic pet to feed etc...
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    well said, me too
    Certainly, I'm amazed at how kind hearted so many of you are

    I originally thought I'd get one or two responses with some ideas and I would give them rep but the number of posts has been overwhelming.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Another good idea that stemmed from that is a tamagotchi - do they still get sold? An electronic pet to feed etc...
    There are loads of different kinds. There are ones that run on the computer too, such as the old Catz and Dogz series.

    Real pets are better though, of course.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    As for the pet idea, I think she's at least gonna get some fish to look at lol!...
    What about a lap dog?
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Another good idea that stemmed from that is a tamagotchi - do they still get sold? An electronic pet to feed etc...

    Try ebay you can get them for a cheap as 99p there.
    The painting, pets and audio tapes sound good.

    Prehaps find a local group where she could go. She'd prob need to be with you or a friend at first, but after a bit it would be fun.

    And also swimming, again, not alone, but great for people with moblity difficultys.
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    How about hobbies such as stamp collecting?

    what about handheld games/puzzles i.e rubiks cube or even better

    http://www.haar.clara.co.uk/Lights/loutmain.html

    i used to have one when i was younger until it got destroyed

    I think this thread highlights what an amazing job the families of people with disabilities and carers do. It's hard enough to come up with an activity for one day, let alone a whole life-time
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    Maybe getting her to sing songs etc, with a karoke machine?
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    - Cross-stitch (there are some card + darning needle ones around), making anything using fabric ect

    - Anything to do with art (sketch pads, charcoal, paints ect)

    - Scrapbooks (using old argos cat's ect)

    - Computer art programs

    - Gameboys and other hand held games

    - Knex and other such construction stuff

    Hope some of those were useful.
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    What about plaster paris models? You can get all sorts of different ones. I know its a bit kiddyish, but you get to make the models, paint them, collect them. Used to love them :cool:

    If you can teach her how to make stuff it'd be cool. If she can use her hands alright, she could make friendship bracelets and stuff. You can get huge jars full of beads and stuff.
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    Wow I have got so many new things to try now!

    (Original post by Tev)
    What about plaster paris models? You can get all sorts of different ones. I know its a bit kiddyish, but you get to make the models, paint them, collect them. Used to love them :cool:

    If you can teach her how to make stuff it'd be cool. If she can use her hands alright, she could make friendship bracelets and stuff. You can get huge jars full of beads and stuff.
    papier mache is good aswell all you need is newspaper and wallpaper paste
 
 
 
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