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  •  My mom paces more than wanders (4+ / 0-)
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    TrueBlueMajority, Kewalo, J Rae, ladybug53

    we placed her in a respite care facility for 2 weeks earlier this year when my dad went out of town for a business trip, and that seemed to go pretty well. She walked around all day, would walk down to the end of a hallway with a door, but always turned around before she got to the door. They said she never actually tried to leave the space. I've been talking to my dad about at least starting to look for a place where my mom can go long-term, but he doesn't really want to think about it yet. He's not ready and is determined to manage at home for as long as he possibly can. I keep saying that driving around and looking at places doesn't mean we have to place her any time soon, it just means we're doing research and getting prepared for when that time comes. It's all just so overwhelming, really. Thank you for the well wishes, J Rae!

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