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Assisted Living and Alzheimer's

Posted on March 08, 2018

Deciding to transition a loved one into an assisted living facility can be a hard decision to make. We are often in denial about our loved ones increased vulnerability as well as their reduced decision-making abilities. Finding support from those who understand what we are going through is best done alongside others taking care of their loved ones.

On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. When to move a loved one to an assisted living facility is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about assisted living and making that transition:

Has anyone moved their loved one to an assisted care facility?

How do I convince my dad with late-stage dementia that he belongs in an assisted living facility?

How do I know it's time to put my mom in an assisted facility?

Here are some conversations about the move to assisted living:

Moving my mom to assisted living. Any suggestions on easing the transition for both of us?

We are moving my dad to assisted living. We know it's the right thing to do, but he will be so angry and hurt. Suggestions to make it easier for him?

Dad moved into an assisted living facility and he is thriving.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myALZteam Member said:

I wish I had moved my Mom earlier. I think transition would have been easier. Now in memory care and the move is turning out to be very hard. There are days when she can’t feed herself and you have… read more

posted 26 days ago

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