My father just recently passed away, and my mother and he were married for 63 years. How do I transition her to being alone now when she has never been alone a day in her life?

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My father passed a few days ago at home and peacefully with all of us at his side. My mom is in the beginning stages of Alzh. They were married for 63 years and still lived in their home. How do I transition my mom? She had never been alone a day in her life and now with her illness only to progress?

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sadly dhoffmann, that will be my story soon. My Dad is very ill my folks have been mariried almost 63 years and my Mom has dementia or alzheimer's. Could you take her home with you? I would encourage you to stay close it will help both of you... Please take care and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers... J
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When my grandma died it was the same for grandpa. They had been married 60+ years and had never been apart. We as a family surrounded him for that first year. The only time he was alone, was when he went to bed at night. That couldn't be helped, but all the rest of the time he was with family. He still drove, so he spent much time at different homes doing everyday things with us. He also literally cried for a full year, so much so that he had to see a doctor and have his tear ducts reamed out. The first year was the worst, the second not as bad, and by the third year, he also died peacefully in his sleep. I miss them both.
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