When my grandmother was diagnosed with dementia, it broke both of our hears. We knew that it was probably going to happen as she was getting more forgetful. We recognized the signs from other family members who have gone through the same process, but there was a positive in that as well. Since we could see the signs, we decided to take as much control as we could in her care. She practically raised me, so I wanted to make sure she was as happy as possible. We looked into dementia care in Queens to see if there was a specific course of action that is better than others that are also available.
What we found was a blessing. We were actually looking at places where she would go, but we found a home agency group that sends people to her instead of making her go to them. Being able to stay in her own home for as long as possible means everything to both of us. Continue reading