Dec 11, 2011

Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs Insight and Advice on a Current Problem

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Our Reader asks:

I need urgent advice! My mom has alzheimers and lost her only son about three years ago. At the time she seemed to understand what was going on and I took her to the funeral and she said her goodbyes.

How do I handle the situation when she asks about him and I tell her he has passed on and this upsets her very much.

Do I continue to tell her or what should I say? It breaks my heart to see how this upsets her for a few days and then she forgets and feels better.

I will appreciate any advice.

Thank You

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room