Yes, changes in memory are natural and normal as we age. But the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia can be more serious than the usual lapses in memory. In essence, Alzheimer’s and dementia start to affect our social activities, work and family relationships.
Just the thought of moving into a senior community and out of your longtime home can trigger strong and difficult emotions – and not just for you. Your children will debate and second guess. You on the other hand may be wondering if you are becoming a “burden” while also being apprehensive about moving into “one of those places.”