Jun 13, 2012

Difficult Days

"We've got some difficult days ahead.  But it doesn't really matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

It happens more than we might imagine or hope.  When family members are in disagreement over the care needed for the person with dementia.  The person for whom I am caregiver has enlisted another family member to 'get him out of there' (the accredited assisted living facility).  This family member, who only one time in the last 19 years has made the effort to come see him and without contacting me for any information, has begun to insert herself into the situation.   While it is important for elders - to include persons with dementia - to have avenues for advocacy, it is very sad when family members second guess, intrude and provoke. 

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