How do you cope with the pain of separating parents in memory care?
The time has finally come to where we are having to separate our parents who will be married 66 years in a couple months. They are currently in memory care but my mom hinders my dad from getting the care he needs. From downsizing to living next door to me to rehab and geriatric psych unit to memory care and now having to put my dad in a nursing home and my mom in a memory care facility, this has been a traumatic year for me. I feel so numb and sometimes wonder is something wrong with me because I can’t feel anymore. Now in a month or less I have the responsibility of moving them again, but to separate facilities. Sometimes it’s just overwhelming and so depressing. I can’t even imagine having to leave them alone and separate from each other but we are being told this is what we have to do. How do you cope with this part of the journey?