My mom is in stage 4-5 of Alzheimer's and I'm guessing stage 3 of Parkinson's. She is leaning to one side, right side is significantly weaker and right had shakes, she shuffles, and freezes when walking.
I'm not sure how honest I should be about where these diseases are taking her. She has agreed to go to an assisted living community in the Fall, but will be heading towards the Memory Care unit. We've taken her to see one AL place but never mentioned the MC unit. I don't want to upset or scare her, but I don't want to lie to her either unless it' the correct thing to do. I'm just not sure what is appropriate. She has been told she has both of these diseases. I'm not sure what she remembers now however.