Dear Carol: I’ve cared for my mom, who has a personality disorder, for most of my adult life. She now has mid-stage dementia, as well, so I took an early retirement because of her needs. She recently moved into assisted living where they have a memory unit that she can move to when she needs a higher level of care. The staff members tell me that she’s happy there and from the looks of the other residents I can see that she could be. However, when I visit, she cries and clings to me and tells me she hates it and I need to take her home.
Support a caregiver or jump start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders e-mail Carol: