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Nervous about seeing Dad again

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by boomerang45, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. boomerang45

    boomerang45 Registered User

    Dec 22, 2010
    21
    West Midlands
    Hope I am in the right forum!! My father is in Australia, I'm in UK. My beautiful husband died from the pneumonia following Alzheimer's so I have been emotional seeing Dad on visits. So far he is really good, still clothes himself, showers, shaves, toileting, and even helps prepare teas and coffees, etc, but doesn't know my name if someone talks about me. He is hallucinating now and thinks he lives on a cowboy ranch. I am off to Australia on Sunday and nervous about how he will be. Anything I can do to ease those nerves?
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,343
    Merseyside
    I think your nerves are natural. I hope your visit goes well.
     
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,884
    Kent
    Just be yourself and let you dad see you being yourself. It`s OK to be emotional. You don`t need to pretend. He is your dad.

    Have a good trip. Enjoy what can be enjoyed.
     

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