Loving and Living with Alzheimer's: Musings and snippets of my life experiences while dealing...coping...loving...helping...family members suffering from Alzheimer's. If you can relate, then I hope you will follow my blog and also would love to hear from you as well. Kristy
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Struggling with Guilt
Struggling with Guilt
“I could never put my mother in a nursing home.”
“Don’t you feel guilty having strangers take care of your
“I’ve heard horror stories about what goes on in those
At first I felt shamed by people’s reactions.Then I felt the need to defend myself.Following that, I was angry that I felt the
need to defend myself.
If you are like me, you struggled with your decision.It wasn’t one that you made lightly.It’s not as though I dropped my mother at the
door with a paper bag of belongings and scurried away, leaving no contact
If you are caring for your loved one at home, I respect you for your commitment. I'm not in a position where I can care for Mom on a full time basis. So I spent
months visiting different places with Mom until we found the best accommodations
for her.I visit frequently, sometimes
with no advance warning, to monitor the care she receives.
People who aren’t in your situation will try to make you
feel guilty, no matter which choice you make.Don’t trust their opinions.They
don’t matter.Trust in God and yourself to help you
make the best decision for both you and your loved one.
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