My husband died two years ago and my symptoms started shortly after his death. I now live alone in our small house on the lake. It is in a beautiful location, but a little isolated. There are neighbors here, but most work during the day. I have to drive everywhere, and I have no idea how long driving will be an option. Lately, I have become more anxious about the prospect of living alone as the disease progresses. I visited an adult community offering everything from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care. It is in Concord and there is public transportation available and all kinds of social activities. It is relatively expensive, but if I sold my house I could probably do it. On the other hand, I hate to sell my house. It is a link to my husband and our life together, and I have pets. Although they allow pets, there is a $500 deposit due for each pet, so I don't think I'd be able to take them all. I hate the idea of parting with any of them. My question is how long will I be able to manage living alone, and should I sell my house now. I have no idea how fast the PD will progress, and would like to be able to make future plans while I still have the luxury of taking some time to plan. My intention is to look at other places too. I don't want to wait too long and be under pressure to do something immediately. I would love to hear your input on this issue. I know none of you can predict what the course the disease might take, but I'd like to know what you would do in my place.
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