How do you move on from an Alzheimers patient living in aged care?

Okay I’ve struggled with this myself.

So if you have techniques, I’m all ears.

Moving on, comes in your own time and we are all different.

The one thing I can say is that guilt for me was a big thing. Feeling guilty when I had a good day. Guilt for not seeing my dad when we put him in a home.

Seeing him too much or not enough.

Dad as a teenager

In my heart, I knew he’d want me to live my life but from the outside looking in, I knew other people expected something different.

Nobody can tell you when or how to move on from a loss and yes, a dementia patient is a loss. You end up watching your loved one fade before your eyes.

  • support is key
  • think to yourself what would they say
  • moving on, doesn’t mean forgetting

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How long did it take you to move on from a loss and did you feel pressured for a speedy return for normality?

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