Mom has Alzheimers plus vascular dementia. Since she has been living with us the past few weeks, I can see that there is one more issue - disordered sleep. She is disorganized in getting ready for bed, so I'm directing her. But she is accustomed to having her 2 dogs sleep with her. She has inadvertently trained them to wake her up whenever they want something. This seems like it worsens her dementia. I could potentially take a painful 2 weeks to train the dogs to sleep in a porter, but won't she forget when she goes back to assisted living and let them sleep with her again? If I move her to memory care this summer, what do they do with pets? I think the ideal would be if the facility takes her dogs at 9pm each day, boards them elsewhere in the building, and then returns them the next morning ...but I can't imagine that this service exists. Has anyone else had this problem and come up with a solution for a good night's sleep?
If she is ready for MC, she is not able to care for them.