This blog started back in 2012 when we were in the earlier stage of my parents dementia. We knew something was wrong, but there was no diagnosis at this point and neither parent was concerned about their “senior moments”.
Here are some quick links to some of the most popular posts by stage.
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EARLY: This is the most difficult period because you are witnessing changes in behavior and thinking, but the person you are concerned for doesn’t recognize these changes.
MIDDLE: You have a diagnosis, but there is not really any interest in making changes to lifestyle. You are probably seeing more clutter, issues with bill payments, and maybe a few more dings on the car than before.
ASSISTED LIVING: While your loved one might be in the right community, there are still issues and concerns.
END-OF-LIFE. The most painful of all. You will make the best decision you can with the information you have at the time you need to make it. Be kind to yourself and find peace in this time with your loved one.