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Hi all, My mom, who has mild-to-moderate Alzheimers, was just released from

Posted by @sharf315 in Just Want to Talk, May 27, 2012

Hi all, My mom, who has mild-to-moderate Alzheimers, was just released from a nursing months after 7 months to come back home to live with my dad. We were pushing for the discharge to happen but now we're worried that it's "too much, too soon". My dad is now her primary caregiver and it's a harder job than we thought and remember. She is going to be attending a senior day care for 5 days a week for 4-5 hours a day but we're not sure if that's going to be enough...enough physical and mental stimulation for her and enough respite for my dad.

I was thinking about putting a schedule together (like she had at the nursing home) of things to do during the day. Her normal routine would be that she would get up and have her day all planned out for her and I thought she might be feeling kind of lost without it.

Was wondering if any of you have "been there, done that" and can share any helpful hints to make this transition a little smoother for both my mom and our family.

Thanks in advance for any information you would care to share.

God Bless,
Shar

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