Daughter Broken-Hearted After Dad with Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Recognize Her
Dear Carol: My heart is breaking. For more than five years, I cared for my dad in his own home, then brought him into mine. After two years with me, he needed more help than I could provide so we moved him to memory care. I visit nearly every day, yet yesterday when I went into his room, he asked when his daughter was coming. I know that not recognizing people is a predictable stage of Alzheimer’s but knowing doesn’t help. I swear that was the most painful moment for me so far in our whole Alzheimer’s journey. I need to get a grip on this because choking back tears when I see him won’t do either of us any good. Can you offer any words of wisdom? – SK
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