Managing at Home When a Parent Has Dementia

Caring for an elderly parent with dementia is a tough job.

It’s even more difficult when they move in with one of their children.

Plans are made, and don’t work out. Appointments are calendared, then cancelled.  In addition to the memory issues, physical problems can crop up.

In the New York Times, Celia Watson Seupel discusses her experiences with her mother – and her job loss as a result of her mother’s move into Celia’s home.

The bottom line?  Each case is different.  Care providers are necessary – if only on a part-time basis – and even after routines are set up life is like a roller coaster.

Here’s Seupel’s piece about being the adult child care provider for a parent with dementia.

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