Must A Parent With Dementia Be Consulted On Caregiving Issues?
My mother, age 83, has dementia. Sometimes she’s incredibly lucid and we can have cohesive conversations. But five minutes later she may not recall them at all. I have three siblings all of whom live nearby and we are all are spending extra time with mom. However, we’re reaching the point where she requires some assistance and supervision in her home over and beyond what the four of us can offer. We agree on that. But how to proceed with her care is another matter.
My brother wants to go ahead and engage the necessary services and health care aids without taking the time to consult our mother. I disagree and feel strongly that she should be part of the decision making, even though her judgement might be impaired. Does it matter which way we get going or am I just creating more work for us? Maria G., Miami, FL.
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