Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About myALZteam
Real members of myALZteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

How Do You Handle The Guilt Of Putting Your Loved One In Memory Care?

How Do You Handle The Guilt Of Putting Your Loved One In Memory Care?

My husband was so confused and was wandering away. He once hid from everyone. I felt it best to have him in a safe place. I am so guilty about this. Anyone have any advice. It would be greatly appreciated.

A myALZteam Member said:

I believe it was Davy Crockett who was known to say “be sure you’re right, then go ahead.” In today’s parlance, once you’ve looked at the alternatives and chosen the path that is best for your loved one, go ahead and take the appropriate action. Don’t look back; you’ve made the right choice.

posted 13 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Having been thru this, don't feel guilty about putting him in a safe place. The stress of care giving drains your health, both mentally and physically. You are still taking care of him but you are letting others be your eyes to keep him safe. This gives you a chance to rest, physically and mentally. It allows you to get together with friends and family to socialize. Friends and some family do not know how or care to learn how to help. You are taking care of him the best way so that you can continue to be around to look out for him. Anyone who has gone thru this process will not judge you.

posted 13 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you so much. Your answer was so comforting. ❤️

posted 13 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you

posted 13 days ago
Browse more questions and answers
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in