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Babalou, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. That is awful and makes me very sad.
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All the above questions, plus, might memory care be more appropriate, unless his health is poor.

For my aunt (actually, more for her children), what made the decision necessary was that my uncle wanted to wander. My aunt had locks on all the doors, wearing the key around her neck. Their kids found out that he was beating her black and blue to get the key. She finally placed him in memory care where he lived happily for several years. She, unfortunately, died of a massive heart attack a month or two after he was placed. I consider her one of the statistics...the one third of caregivers who die before their charges do.
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For more information, call Aging & Disability Services in the Seattle Human Services Department at 206-684-0660, or e-mail aginginfo@seattle.gov. or go to agingkingcounty.org
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mitzjoe, how old is your husband and what stage is his alzheimer's?

Are you the only one looking after him or do you have any help?

What has his doctor said about him going to a nursing home?

How is your stress level and health doing?
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