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Q: How do you move a parent with dementia to assisted living?

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Moving can be especially scary for someone struggling with dementia. Involve your loved one in finding the right place. Be loving and patient and be prepared to offer reasons why assisted living is the safest choice. Move a few small pieces for furniture from home and let your loved one help arrange the new living space.

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  3. Assisted Living Facilities. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. https://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/pages/Assisted_Living.asp