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Your mom is very blessed that you are an RN and know how to take care of her.

I only wish that for my dad as he asks all the time if he can come and live with me. That’s not a possibility as we have stairs upon stairs in our home and I just know he’d try to navigate them. With that, I’d have no idea how to deal with any of his health issues..and thus, him being in a nursing facilitly is the only place I feel he’s safe.

As his dimensia grows, I’d love to take him out to our favorite restaurants, but often unsure lately. He can get in and out of my car with a bit of help; yet taking him out to eat ..he often hangs his head; yet tells me he wants to go out for “chicken wings” so badly. I just don’t know how to deal with him hanging his head as he eats some; and then hangs his head again.

I just don’t know what to do anymore, as taking him out to eat is getting to be a bit out of the question.

I feel horrible not taking him out, but how do I deal with his hanging his head while out?  Anyone else been there?