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Caring with a parent with Alzheimer’s

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Hi, my mum lives in Kent and we live in Dorset 4 hours away. We put my mums house on the market in February, but no buyers as of yet. Now I am wondering whether we should rent out to pay for any care. We were thinking of either building an annex in the garden or putting an extension onto our house. I work full time so I need to take all of this into consideration. Both my sister and I have lasting powers of attorney, which also includes her welfare. To be quite honest I have no idea what to do for the best.


  • Hi, my mum lives in Kent and we live in Dorset 4 hours away. We put my mums house on the market in February, but no buyers as of yet. Now I am wondering whether we should rent out to pay for any care. We were thinking of either building an annex in the garden or putting an extension onto our house. I work full time so I need to take all of this into consideration. Both my sister and I have lasting powers of attorney, which also includes her welfare. To be quite honest I have no idea what to do for the best.

    Hello. My initial thoughts are not to move your mother to you. I would use the money to find very good care near her home. As her disease progresses she will be unaware of her surroundings. You on the other hand will have her at home, still working, with carers, but be thoroughly exhausted. And what would this achieve? You can always visit, but I would counsel against moving her to you. We moved my mother in law into a home near us, and visited her most days. But not in my home. You also deserve a life. All the best, Jenny

    Taking care of a parent having Alzheimer’s is really a difficult task, one can do alone at home without any assistance or help from others. Alzheimer’s is the disease which causes one to fall from the memory existence like the individual started forgetting the things said by them. It’s absolutely fine for those kids who are busy in their office work and not able to look after their parents to call counselors for taking care of elderly parents at home. These experts will help and listen to your parent’s personal mental issues and will help to solve them after working on them.

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