Accepting Reality

I was recently helping a friend, whose mom has Alzheimer’s, find the best place for her to live. The daughter refused to say that her mom had any form of dementia.

The mother couldn’t remember her name, kept wandering around the neighborhood, getting lost, had trouble sleeping. When I offered a referral for a Geriatric doctor the woman responded by saying her mom had a great GP who she had seen for the last 30 years.

There was no way I could help this woman. She wants her mom to be independent but she isn’t. The pain and reality of the disease that her mother has is too much for her to admit. The problem is that no one can help her mom until she accepts the reality.

As painful as it is for us as children to deal with we must seek help for the symptoms that are screaming dementia.

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