Helpful Hints for Moving a Parent with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be bewildering and taxing, even on good days. While you remember your loved one as a mother who enjoyed spontaneous outings around town or a father who could find his way with ease through any hardware store, now they might no longer remember your name or are fearful when there is a change in routine.Car on the Open Road

When you can no longer care for your parents, there are communities specifically designed to provide the specialized care that Alzheimer’s or dementia requires. If you are considering such a community for a parent, but dread the trauma that the transition will cause, there are a number of steps you can take to make the moving process less traumatic.

This is why is taking a look at the moving process. This week, in the final part of a three-part series, we provide tips from experts on the moving process itself, from packing to unpacking.

Get more helpful hints in Part 3 of our moving series, “Moving a Parent with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.” For more moving advice, check out the first two parts in our series, “It’s Never too Early to Plan a Move,” and “Strategies for Successfully Moving Your Parents,” and keep our Senior Moving Center bookmarked.

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