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Posted by @marlenegladys in Mental Health, Dec 1, 2012

My mom is 94 and for the past 6 months has been progressively more forgetful. She fell 3 months ago and was in alot of pain from compression fracture of discs in her spine. I'm one of her 3 daughters and live 150 miles away but for 3 months we 3 daughters have shared the joy/burden of being with her 24/7. In the course of those 3 months we ended up deciding she needed to be in an assisted living facility. She has been there 1 week and is not her cheery self - unhappy, confused, wanting to go home - i feel so sorry for her - she is hard of hearing, cannot see well, but she was always upbeat, e.g. if you asked her how she was, her reply would be "still kicking, just not as high". Now she is sad and misses her friends from the senior apartment complex that we felt she was no longer able to be in. Her friends there all told us we did the right thing. I'm just wondering if you have any ideas of how to make this transition easier on her. Thank you.

Tags: mental health, dementia, old age

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