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Dad moving in with us

Sunday, March 03, 2013

It's been a rough 3 months for my Dad. A lot of back and forth before finally making a decision, which I hope will stick. He doesn't like his current living situation and decided to sell his house and move in with us. House sold in 10 days. Auction scheduled for this month and has to be out of his house end of this month. So much to do in a short time. I'm eating way too much.....using food for emotional reasons. Need to really get this back under control.
Anyone have positive experiences to share about a parent moving in with them? Dad is generally very nice and kind, but he has dementia and that can get on my nerves after a while. We told him he could live with us as long as he was able to take care of himself (get out of bed, eat, shower, etc). I really want this to work. He does have the option of affording assisted living and/or a nursing home, but I don't want him to have to move into a home until it's totally necessary. How do I cope with this all without using food? Thanks!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JLLOVETT 3/4/2013 4:24PM

    If your father is able to walk, he may enjoy walking with you. Just a thought. He also needs exercise and fresh air!

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CAMAEL100 3/3/2013 1:18PM

    Haven't had the experience yet. It is ahead of me shortly though with my mother, though I don't think I will manage it!

I do know though that food will not help. As the earlier comment said, a walk will be far better for you mentally.

Best of luck and I hope it all works out the best for everyone involved.

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BECKYSRN 3/3/2013 1:12PM

    Make sure you take some time for yourself too, and not devote yourself 24/7 to him. You can look into respite care to be able to do that.

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MYBULLDOGS 3/3/2013 11:08AM

    by walking off the stress rather than eating it off.

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