My husband was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 60. He is now 67 and of course, his dementia and primary progressive aphasia have continued to progress. My husband is very, very fit physically, but last week the decision was made to move him into an assisted living community. I simply felt like I could no longer keep him safe. I have simply heartbroken and would love to hear any thoughts you might have.

Hi, I’m sorry you’re going through that. Sounds like he has a diagnosis of Frontotemporal dementia? That can be particularly challenging for caregivers. I recommend my book, of course, because it’s the only one on the market about caring for someone who is in assisted living. I also think that you’re doing the best you can! You can still be an amazing caregiver and not be with him 24/7. In fact, I think it makes you a better caregiver because you have time for yourself and then more, emotionally stronger time to dedicate to him when you visit.

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