Chapter 10

Final Words of Advice After Any Change

It would be nice if you could simply assess your loved one’s needs, decide what caregiving support should be put in place, carry through with your decisions, and then relax, knowing you’ve made the right choices. For many families, it doesn’t end up being quite that easy. Even when your loved one is receptive to assistance from family members, outside agencies, or moving to an assisted living community, there is often a period of time where he or she will struggle and possibly act out against the changes. Your loved one will need to examine and deal with new and sometimes difficult emotions and feelings, adjust to unfamiliar people providing help, or perhaps discover how to navigate through foreign ...

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