How to tell my mom that she has to give up her cat?
My mom has lived in an independent living retirement community for 7 years. She has progressive dementia, and the director feels it's time for her to move to the memory care section of the community. Aside from her forgetfulness and occasional confusion, she is a very happy person, who loves her cat, and talks about him as an important part of her life more and more. Unfortunately, the memory care section does not allow pets, and the thought of having to tell my mom she will have to give up her cat fills me with dread! I worry this will GREATLY affect her well being and happiness, and don't know the right way to go about it.
Status: Open Sep 11, 2016 - 01:04 PM