My family and I have been on the dementia journey with my father for a few years now. My father's condition has progressed significantly in the last year, and we are preparing to make the move to memory care within the month.
It is an impossible decision.
There are no good options, no comforting words or clear paths forward. My mother who has lived her whole adult lifetime under the same roof as my father will now be parted from him in her final chapters. But it's virtually the only choice we are left with.
On this journey, there have been a few books recommended to us by medical professionals and those within the dementia care community. Here is my family's honest assessment of these, and the ones that we felt helped us on our journey.