MemoryCare has changed my family’s life, and the day that I met the staff was a turning point in Mom’s care.
Life doesn’t always take the path that you think it will. Since there was no evidence in our family of memory disorders, it was hard to believe that Mom, of all people, was having problems. Mom ate the right foods, kept her mind active, and was the poster child of health.
The thing about a memory disorder is that it creeps up on you. A person may forget something or do something out of the ordinary and you think, we are all human and misplace things occasionally. It is easy to force yourself to rationalize a loved one’s behavior, because, if you face the situation then you must deal with it and often times make hard decisions.
At the beginning, Mom moved into an independent retirement community. A few years later, we noticed that Mom had started becoming forgetful about things like where she put her keys and purse. We knew that we needed to address this as early as possible, and each day, I’m thankful that we found MemoryCare.
Mom bravely entered the MemoryCare office for her initial consultation. In that one day, all things changed for us. We now had a name for what was going on and a plan of action. Even better, we had found a true advocate and friend. MemoryCare staff helped Mom with her medicines and helped our family be the best caregivers possible.
In the last years, there were many changes. Mom moved into assisted living and stopped driving. Her memory failed, but her sweet, happy spirit kept going strong. All of my life, Mom never missed an opportunity to make me feel special. Somehow in all of the things that were lost, the generosity of spirit remained strong within her.
We are so fortunate to have had the caring staff at MemoryCare who made Mom’s life brighter. I cherished each moment that I shared with Mom, and I thank MemoryCare for helping give us as many of those moments as possible.