When dementia is in the picture, local reasoning fails. It will be hard to convince your loved one to make the change.

  • Get the new place fixed up with some of your furniture and just make the move.

  • Let your loved one know shortly before that you’ve arranged a lovely place to live and drive on over.

  • Script yourself telling your loved one you’ll try it for a month and see how you like it, how lucky you both are to live in this new home, etc. They will hopefully benefit from your positive mood.

  • Their forgetfulness may be such that they will be “in the moment” and come to love and accept the move.