I've been caring for my mother who is diagnosed with schizophrenia and dementia for 6 years. Its hard because my mother and I never had a
true mother-daughter relationship. I was physically abused by her when I was a kid and a loving and caring mother has never been on my mind. Now, she needs attention 24/7, my older sister wants nothing to do with her and I am alone taking care of her. She turns aggressive and her attitudes are so similar to those of my childhood that I can't separate one from the other. I take care of her because of mercy, I feel sorry for her condition and get up every morning asking the Lord to help me go through another day. This forum has been a true blessing. Sharing my feelings make me feel better. Thank you all.