Many seniors live alone or with their spouse in the home they purchased decades ago. As time goes by they either realize they do not want the responsibility of taking care of a home or, unfortunately, their health begins to decline.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness is a challenging task. Many times as the disease advances the needs of the person become so great it is very difficult to provide care at home.
Many people who suffer from dementia do not sleep well. They often wander and cannot remember how to get back home. They lose the ability to assess dangerous situations. All of these aspects of the behavior of a person with dementia can make caring for them at home exhausting, demanding and frustrating.
As we age, one of the most difficult decisions we make is when to leave the home we have lived in for many years, a home where we created wonderful memories with our family.
Decades ago, downsizing wasn’t even a word in our vocabulary, but now, it is something we must consider since keeping up with daily household chores has become more trying each passing day. Climbing the stairs has turned into a challenging feat. Maintaining the yard is no longer an enjoyable task. Relying on the neighbors to clear the snow from the driveway has become routine.
Years ago, we could run an extra mile or two on the treadmill. Hiking was a fun and frequent family activity. Getting up at 5:30AM to get in a workout before the day begins was an ordinary occurrence. However, as we age - our bodies age; we begin to experience many changes, leaving us with questions and doubts about our future. “I want to keep active, but what options do I have?” “Can I still exercise?” “How can I take better care of myself?”
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