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When should an alzheimer's patient be put in a retirement home?

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Dr. Stephen DAmico
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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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
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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.
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