A Family Caregiver’s Guide
Making the decision to move a relative with memory loss or dementia can be heart wrenching for everyone involved. This handbook offers suggestions for making the decision and transition a little easier. It is divided into three sections: Before the Move, During the Move and After the Move with practical suggestions for each stage of the moving process. Case examples from families are included along with suggestions for ways of talking with your relative about the move. A simple checklist of things to look for as you visit different housing places is included.
“I had been trying to put together a plan of action from an assortment of unorganized bits and pieces. You gals did a heck of a job covering the problems. Life looks easier now.” – a caregiving husband
“At last, a wise, brief but reassuring ‘life over the threshold’ for family caregivers facing the most difficult transition in Alzheimer’s care – helping a beloved mother, father or spouse through a move and adjustment to residential or nursing home care.” – Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW. Director, Family Support Program, Duke University Center for Aging
“This guide will help families through a maze of decisions when a loved one must move to a new home. It’s written in simple and practical terms, reflecting the two authors’ long experience with helping families through this difficult process.” – Daniel Kuhn, MSW, author of Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
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