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Comment from Exploring Dementia:  Here are some very important things to consider, for anyone who is considering taking a person with dementia into their home. I can’t say it any better myself, so please read these very wise words as I found them.

The Caregiving Journey with Ellen Reaves

It is a very heart wrenching thing to watch your parents’ health and mobility decline right before your eyes.  Your first response is that they should come live with you so you can help them manage. You even ask yourself, “Isn’t what what I am supposed to do?” HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE! Actually, you have no legal obligation to care for them when they are sick (DISCLAIMER:I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice!) Morally, that is a different story. Here are five things to consider BEFORE you move them into your house.

  1. Have a candid conversation with them first. Believe it or not, they may not want to go.  YOU recognize they need assistance, but THEY may be in denial. Get together with other siblings who may be involved in the discussion and plan for the future. Write out an agreement and don’t be afraid…

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