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Nursing Home Placement

3 Controversial Decisions Alzheimer's Caregivers Must Face

Marie Marley | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

1. Should the Person Stop Driving? Sooner or later driving becomes a problem for all people with Alzheimer's. There are usually many warning signs th...

Convincing a Loved One With Alzheimer's to Move to a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

No one wants to place their loved one with Alzheimer's in a nursing facility. But sometimes, that's the best (or only) alternative, especially for those in the mid to late stages of the disease.

5 Problems Associated With Caring for a Mid- to Late-Stage Alzheimer's Patient at Home

Marie Marley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Placing a loved one in a nursing facility is a highly controversial issue. Many people would rather die than do it. But in some -- not all -- cases, such placement may actually be the best solution for the patient.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: The Pros and Cons of Placing Your Loved One in a Facility

Marie Marley | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The caregiver may have promised his or her loved one many years before to never put them in any kind of facility for any reason. Breaking that promise would be extraordinarily difficult.

The 5 Most Controversial Decisions Alzheimer's Caregivers Will Ever Face

Marie Marley | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Late one evening, I was deeply immersed in editing the photographs I'd taken at the Cincinnati Zoo that day when I was startled by the phone ringing. I thought it was probably Ed, my Romanian life partner and soul mate. But it wasn't.

My 3 Biggest Regrets As an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I struggled alone to find my way as a caregiver, to find solutions to what seemed like an endless parade of difficult issues.

How I Got My Beloved, Demented Romanian Soul Mate to Move to a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

So there I was with this 92-year old man who desperately needed to be in an Alzheimer's care facility. He adamantly refused to go. He said he'd die first. He always said he'd die first. Always.

Nursing Home Placement for Alzheimer's Patients -- It Can Be the Most Loving Choice

Marie Marley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

When you reach the point where you're physically worn out and emotionally spent the majority of the time, stop and give some serious consideration to placing your loved one in a high-quality long-term care facility. It isn't a copout. It can be by far the most loving course of action.