My daughter and I, after strong suggestions from doctors, finally put her mother Frances (my wife) into an Alzheimer's care facility full time. Although Frances and I lived in Houston, we elected to place her into a facility near Meridian, Miss. where our daughter lives. That stay commenced about Jan 1, 2018. I have just relocated to Meridian myself to be near my wife and daughter. Our plan is that one of us will visit Frances every other day for a few minutes or as long as the visit seems to make Frances more content. MY GOAL HERE. I'd like to post my experiences and feelings hereupon as this stay evolves and to gain feedback from this community. I made my second visit to see Frances today. I just got relocated here 3 days ago. As they say in the legal world, without objection, I'll proceed in a day or so. Thanks for your attention. Fisherman
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We will be going back tomorrow.
Yesterday, my wife was non-communicative. She didn't utter a single word, looked like she didn't know where she was and slept most of the time we were there (about 20 mins)
Today was a 100 % turnaround. She seemed to recognize us and was quite expressive but let us know politely when she was tired and needed to retreat.
All in all ... a real encouraging turnaround.
Tomorrow is another day.
I realize it was a difficult decision for you and your daughter to place wife/Mom into a memory care facility, but it was a good decision. Excellent idea of either you or your daughter visiting Frances every other day for a few minutes or longer. Frances does need to get herself use to the facility, use to the Staff, and if possible make friends.
Yes, come back to us with any questions or to just vent. We will listen.
I hope both you and your wife are settling into your respective places. I can imagine that it is hard for her and you being in new places and being separated from each other. Please do share your experiences with us here and we will be more than happy to provide feedback. You will find that many of us are in the same boat as you and understand what you, your wife, and daughter are going through. Look forward to reading your next post.
Come often to share your experiences!
Please keep us posted on your journey, we all learn from and comfort each other.
I am sorry about your wife. I am happy to know that you will be close to your wife and daughter. I am very well acquainted with the rolling hills of Meridian. I hope your wife settles in well and that you both will be happy there. Come back and share whenever you want. This is a supportive and caring community.