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Has dementia. Family in denial, but she’s afraid to be alone.

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Sometimes it's the physical needs, like assist x 1 for all ADLs. Sometimes it's support due to brain related problems.

I think if the physical tasks of shopping, showering, dressing, housekeeping are too hard but you can't manage the helpers yourself - it's time.
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Sometimes it's the physical needs, like assist x 1 for all ADLs. Sometimes it's support due to brain related problems.

I think if the physical tasks of shopping, showering, dressing, housekeeping are too hard but you can't manage the helpers yourself - it's time.
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After my mom fell twice getting up at night to use the bathroom, we got caregivers to come in 24 hours a day. Found out from the neighbors that she had been having all kinds of other problems, too: leaving the stove on, leaving the water running in the sink, forgetting how to drive. After her last fall, she also suddenly needed a walker, was somewhat incontinent, confused. It was obvious that she couldn't be left on her own.

Good luck -- hard decision.
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I commend you for being concerned about her future. Have you noticed significant changes?

Plenty of people here have parents with dementia so stick around and they will be able to answer your concerns.

If she is afraid to be alone as you say, then I would start looking at facilities.

My godmother had ALZ. Her sons did not live near her. She could no longer care for herself and they placed her in a facility. Sometimes there is no other choice.
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Safety.
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