I am new to this support website and I am so excited to have a place to share and vent. My mom is a widow, 78 years old. 3 years ago, she reunited with her high school sweetheart...unfortunately he was then diagnosed with cancer. She up and moved from our hometown to be with him, literally she walked away from everything and left it for me to handle. He is a dear dear man, kind positive and gentle. His children and I agree that one reason he is still alive is because he and my mom love each other. He is utilizing in-home hospice, he only has a few more months to live. When he passes away, Mom will come to live with us, at least that has been the plan. In the past few months, we have experienced Mom forgetting who he is, why she is there and why he is there. His children and I have talked and we are all sharing the responsibility of caring for them, which involves me flying down and back to FL each week. Suddenly she has decided she has to come home....and she is acting like she may not go back...this will surely kill him if she leaves him. Now here is my question for today...does anyone know if there is a "nesting" phase with dementia...is there a desire to go back to their 'roots". In her right mind, she would not leave this sweet man, (he even bought her a new house, etc.) but now she is acting as if she has to come home and not even thinking about his feelings. Thank you for reading this long message and I hope to hear from some of you that share this similar burden.
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