My brother called me two weeks ago to make sure we were having a party for my son , my brother's godson by the way.Mom is livid but since dad is not in the hosiptal, or on his deathbed, but she still wanted the help from my brother for the whole weekend since he caregives on weekends for them.There are other family members. I think she is being unreasonable.What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:21 AM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by JLS2388 at 9:24 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Its still your son's birthday so no I don't think its in poor taste. If he has dementia he is sick but not dying right? Are you supposed to cancel every birthday or celebration because of it? Kids especially wouldn't understand it.
Answer by Charis76 at 8:44 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Dementia is hard to get through but your father could live for years with it. He is not going to pass away in the next 6 months over this. You can not put your life and your children's life on hold because he has dementia. I have seen patients live well over 10 years with dementia. How long does she really think you should put your life on hold? Even if you do cater it and have a dj it is ok. Your father probably would not want his grandson to miss out on having fun because of his dementia.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 9:00 AM on Feb. 8, 2011