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This Week's Carenote - 02/12/13

My 92-year-old mother recently broke her hip.  She’s also been diagnosed with third stage Alzheimer’s and atrial fibrillation, a long-standing problem.  She is completely noncompliant when it comes to doctors, meds, rehab, etc.  As a result of her condition, I have been granted guardianship of her person through the court in Florida (Palm Beach County).  She is at home now with a 24/7 aide, but the nurses and physicians she saw during her rehabilitation feel that she would be much better in an assisted living situation that also deals with patients with dementia.

My plan is to move her to a facility in my state that can cater to her medical and neurological needs. When I mentioned my plans to her, she went ballistic and said she would commit suicide and/or kill me before I ever got her out the door.  She becomes abusive and extremely hostile at the talk of her move and says that she is in complete control of her life and that nobody is going to tell her what to do. This has been her modus operandi for years.

I know she’s not the first person with Alzheimer’s to be hostile or to need long-distance transportation. What is the best way to do this and what professional help will I need to get the job done?

Richard

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