3 doctors weighed in:
When should an alzheimer's patient be put in a retirement home?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen DAmico
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Caregiver burnout
When a caregiver can no longer maintain the level of care for the person with dementia, it may be time to look for alternative housing.
This may mean a day care two to three time's a week up to nursing home care, depending on the severity of the dementia. Studies show that when the caregiver's health declines, physically or mental stress, the person they are caring for also declines.

In brief: Caregiver burnout
When a caregiver can no longer maintain the level of care for the person with dementia, it may be time to look for alternative housing.
This may mean a day care two to three time's a week up to nursing home care, depending on the severity of the dementia. Studies show that when the caregiver's health declines, physically or mental stress, the person they are caring for also declines.
Dr. Stephen DAmico
Dr. Stephen DAmico
Thank
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
There is no one answer that works for everyone.
The person with the illness may have strong preferences. The level of functional impairment of the person and the amount of support they have in their home setting are key. Consult the person's doctor, consider asking for an occupational theray consultation and contact local suport groups for more information about local resources.

In brief: It depends
There is no one answer that works for everyone.
The person with the illness may have strong preferences. The level of functional impairment of the person and the amount of support they have in their home setting are key. Consult the person's doctor, consider asking for an occupational theray consultation and contact local suport groups for more information about local resources.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors