Good day - we have FIL in assisted living for 3 months now - some days he is quite alert about things other days are not good days as many of you know the process- He is still very aware of who we are & my husband is able to visit every day. Do we tell him we are leaving for a trip at the end of June? We did a short weekend get away a few weeks ago to see how things would go & he was fine - this trip is a work/leisure trip my husband will join me on for 10 days. We are very new to the dementia/ Parkinson's diagnosis. Thank you in advance
Enjoy your time away without guilt because you probably deserve it - take lots of pix to share when you get back & that will be something new to talk about with him
times by your father in law and the nurses can talk to him about what a wonderful, short vacation this is for you and his son. Talking to a patient with dementia is often fleeting and not well retained. The note will be more reassuring, encouraging, endearing and enduring.
I would also ask the people at the assisted living facility for their recommendations. They're seeing him every day and might have good suggestions about how to handle your husband's absence. Good luck and enjoy your time away!