I feel so guilty! I don’t live near Mom. My brother has been taking care of her since Daddy passed away almost four years ago.
My brother lives about six miles away from Mom. She’s now 95, and he’s never been married, so he takes care of everything for her... finances, doctor visits, medications, groceries, meals... It’s getting to a point where she can barely hear me if I call her, and she’s always telling me the same things. Her memory is diminishing. It is not Alzheimer’s, but it is old-age dementia. She remembers us, but not recent events, people, or conversations. I wish I could visit more often, but I’m having my own health issues. I had back surgery in August, and having a second, more serious one with rods and disk-fusing in the next couple of weeks. I really don’t have a question, I’m not really looking for answers, I guess I’m just venting a little because I’m afraid of what could happen, and I may not be able to see her again. I always thought she was invincible, but SuperMom is becoming very fragile and frail.