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My wife forgetting: Diagnosed with MCI

Caregivers: Dementia | Last Active: Oct 12, 2021 | Replies (65)

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Thanks for your thoughts. I think I’ve got the practical aspects of caring for the house pretty much under control, and you are right, it’s good to let some things slide. I do a lot of gardening which isn’t very useful but it is my therapy. Having trouble with the emotional part, and doing too much thinking about what I’m going to do when he is gone. I’m about to call Hospice and inquire about their services. That’s the decision I made today. I just don’t know how to tell him that he will be on Hospice.

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So sorry to hear that, @cloudycarol. Most people I know have had good experiences with hospice making their loved ones comfortable. My thoughts are with you.

Hi @cloudycarol I know every state is different and I don't know where you reside, but in my state I needed a doctor's prescription for my wife to be able to receive hospice services. Once she did it was a blessing in many ways. That said, the session where her neuro-oncologist made the Rx was a tough one for sure, but also one we never, ever regretted.

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@cloudycarol Perhaps if he understands that you need assistance to properly care for him, he will see that this makes sense. You will be more "present" for him and be in a better frame of mind. Hospice can cover many different aspects, and please, ask them how to tell him what you would like to explore. Would something like that work for you?

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