When should my loved one get help?
If someone you love has early stage dementia (see Stages), they may be able to live alone, live alone with help, live with a family member, or move to Assisted Living.
Most people with dementia will eventually need some help. It is wise to have a care plan in place before a catastrophic event such as an accident, hospitilization, wandering, fire, etc. happens.
If you are forced to make that decision under stressful circumstances, it may not be as thought out, and your choices may be limited.