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Addressing Invite Question

FI has a Great Aunt that has pretty far advanced alzheimers. She was living with one of his aunt and uncles, but has recently been moved to a full care nursing home. I was planning on sending her her own invitation, even when she was living with the aunt and uncle - but FI's mom and grandma wants us to put her on the aunt and uncle's invite because of her mental state.

Is that okay, or should she still get her own invite?

My thought process was that she might enjoy getting mail, but if she can't comprehend what it is does it matter? Is it better to include her? (I don't know her - I've never met her so all I can go off of is what FIs mom and grandma tell me)

This is a confusing situation to me.

Thanks for your help!
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    I would send one to her and then also be in contact with the aunt/uncle about it to let them know she is invited and to know if she is coming.                                                                       
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    I agree with Addie. Definitely send her one and then communicate with your family about her attendance. I think it would be better to include her and have her not appreciate it than exclude her and have her feel slighted. 
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    fyrefly76 said:
    What's the etiquette on inviting her twice?  Once on aunt and uncle's invitation, once on her own?  That way, if she's lucid, she has her own invite, but aunt and uncle also know that she's invited and they can bring her if she's up to it.
    This is kind of what I was thinking. I'm now worried that I am going to run into trouble getting the address from FIs mom and I don't have phone numbers, she only gave me addresses for their family guest list.

    I will see what I can come up with. Thank you for the suggestions!
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    How thoughtful of you to make sure that she gets invited.  I worked in an advanced alzheimers unit at a nursing home and the residents always love getting mail.  Especailly wedding invites, graduation annoucments and things like that.  Yes sometimes they forget who they are for but they still get excited that they were thought about.  Some of the ladies would carry them around with them and show all the other residents.  You could tell it really made their day.
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    @ncharleyrose thanks for your input! Thats definitely what I was thinking, I know how excited I always am to get mail (and not junk or bills!) so I imagine most people are like that, especially elderly who may have lost touch with family, friends, etc in a situation where they are no longer in their home.

    I told FI's mom why I wanted to send one to her and she totally got it so they are getting me the address, and I am also going to include her name on the aunt and uncles invitation. I think it will work best for everyone, and we will just have to communicate as we get closer to the date about whether or not she is feeling well enough to attend.
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    image 151 Yes
    image 46 No

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    kathrynrfkathrynrf member
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    edited July 2013
    I would suggest you make sure the aunt and uncle are completely willing to take her before you send her an invite.
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