Overwhelmed is an understatement. Single mom, teenage daughter, and caregiver to mom with Alzheimer's.
I am a single mom raising a teenage daughter and my mom has moved in with us due to dementia/alzheimers. I have no one to help me, and I am terribly depressed. I love my mom with all my heart, and she remembers some things, but for the most part caring for her is like having a toddler again. I have a job that sucks me dry mentally, unemployment at 9.75 in my area, so getting new job is not an option, and my relationship with my daughter has deminished, and she is torn and frustrated too. I just dont know what to do, where to even look for help. I am constantly going and doing, and now I dont even have my own room, I sleep on the sofa with my clothes here and there, clutter all over, and wondering what I even have to live for. I would love any advice or info on resources. I'm in southern california. I have searched the web, the department of aging, etc. It just seems there are so many things to do and I would risk being let go at work for taking additional time off and weekends most places are closed. Anyway, sorry for the long first post. I just wonder if everyone is usally this overwhelmed or if it is just me. Thanks