My father was diagnosed with dementia in 2008. The change in him was so slow I barely noticed it at first. However, that was just the beginning. Towards the end he was frustrated, combative and confused. I did everything I could to help him, but I was unprepared for the change. I had been his caretaker for the past 18 years, just after my mother passed away and every time he got sick, I took care of it. But this, this was just too much for me. That is when I talked to Linda at Senior Care of Brevard; she explained what was happening and (more importantly) what would happen. We live almost 50 miles from Senior Care, but when she offered to take him for a day, I jumped at the chance. He loved it. He would come home and tell me about the "Safari" they went on and how music was always playing (he loved big band music). Everyone was so nice to him. I ended up bringing him in once or twice a week, the long drive meant nothing compared to the relief. It was also good for me. I had more patience with him during the difficult times. Then, when the end came, Linda drove to my house, twice, to help me. This is no ordinary Day Care facility; this is a special place where people treat you like family. God Bless Linda and the staff at Senior Care of Brevard.