CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE aka DEAR JULIE

Mother Has Alzheimers


Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

October 9, 2015

Dear Julie: I am at a loss of what to do! And I want to follow the will of God. My problem is my mother. She suffers from Alzheimers. I want to bring her into my home and take care of her, but I can’t afford to quit work. I believe we all should honor our parents as God has commanded but how can I? I am the sole provider for my family. I pray constantly to hear and receive His instruction..to guide my path. I don’t have the heart to place her in a home. And I’m very uncomfortable with having strangers come into my home to sit with her. Any advice would be appreciated! –At-a-loss

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Dear At-a-loss: First, may God bless your desire to honor your mother . . . and there are many ways of doing that. I would contact the Alzheimer Foundation toll free helpline <http://www.alzfdn.org/AFAServices/tollfreehelpline.html> or the Alzheimer’s Association <http://www.alz.org/> where you’ll find more resources than you can imagine, including information on your local options. With that info, you can go to prayer asking God to guide you into the best situation for your mother.

Alzheimer’s is one of those diseases that require specialized care. Even if you could care for your dear mama at home, you might not be able to do so. In which case, you may have to put her in a home. But you can drop in on her regularly, make friends with her caregivers, and leave the rest in God’s hands.

If you end up hiring someone to watch your mother in your home, you can lessen some of your fears by installing a hidden camera system to ensure your mother is getting the care she deserves.

May God bless you with His wisdom and help as you obey His commandment to honor your mother.

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Remember, friends, as challenges come our way,
we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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