I am a full time live in caregiver for my grandpa who is 82 and middle stage dementia.I have been caring for him for 7 months now. My parents help me out on weekends so that I can have a break. I recently got engaged and will be moving to a different province in January 2014. My grandpa is very distraught by me moving and when discussing it always says I'm abandoning him. It makes me feel so bad as I care very much about his well being and sanity. I have been told by many that I am a great caregiver but I only took the task as a temporary assistance to my parents. My parents feel that I have done a great job but it is time for me to get on with my life and would like to transition him to a new caregiver in the next few months. The new caregiver will be a non-family member. My question is, how do I do this with the least amount of stress on my grandpa? I do want there to be a transition as I think cold turkey would be very difficult for him. Does anyone have any experience or advice on this matter? I'd appreciate it immensely!