I need help! I am new to this forum so will go slow at first. I truly hope I can find help here with my problems and get some replies that will make it easier for me to cope.
I am the sole care-giver for my mother, aged 88. I have 2 sisters and one brother but no support from them. I am beginning to feel depressed and cry for no reason at all. I suppose it's just burn-out from the stressed out situation I live with each and every day.
My mother is quite healthy in body but has dementia and each day I see her going down-hill more and more. It has been over a year since I was away from her for more than an hour or two and it is taking a toll on me!
Some days it is hard for me to even be nice to mother and I know this is wrong. Is this normal for me to feel this way? I resent her for not letting me have some kind of life
for myself. I am 66 yrs old . Theres so many things I want to get out and do and theres no way I can leave her alone for more than a feew minutes. Are there any orginizations that can help that are free? Just someone to take care of her for a few hours a week so I can get away from this apt.
Please help me somebody!