Ivy husband and I have been taking care of my mother for 8 months now. My husband and I work different shifts so that my mother is never alone. She has early onset Alzheimer's and is becoming more demanding of my time. I can no longer see my friend across the street or sit outside without her constantly asking where I'm going and how long I'll be. I have to take her for a ride every day because she "has to get out of the house" - she is bored all the time and I'm forced to watch shows on TV that I have no interest in. Even Facebooking bothers her because I'm not paying attention to her. We can't afford a private caregiver and she refuses to go to Adult Day Care. I can't catch a moment to myself. I'm losing my identity and my already limited social life. I cannot do this much longer. It will only get worse when the weather turns cold.