My mom is living alone with moderate dementia. A friend recently got her a bird feeder and she has become captivated by all the birds that now come to her porch. I’d like to get her a camera she could operate herself to take pictures of the birds. The problem is, even when she was young, she was THE MOST technologically challenged person I knew. She was always baffled by anything with buttons. Neighbors would constantly, like weekly, have to go help her fix her TV which she’d gotten into some mode and didn’t know how to undo. Today she can often, but not always, operate her phone to the extent of pressing the TALK and STOP buttons. (I’ve often called her to get no answer; calling later she says “I tried to answer but I couldn’t get that darned phone to work”.) I got her an “old person” remote for the TV, with exactly 6 single-purpose buttons. She still has trouble operating it.
So is there any digital camera available that would be possible for her to operate herself? The ideal camera would have an LCD screen and one big red “take a picture” button, period. She absolutely can’t navigate on-screen menus. I’m thinking there probably isn’t such a thing but does anyone know of anything?