Getting over guilt when you have to take over parents finances.
My dad has just been diagnosed with dementia and my mom left and went out of state. I had to take control of my dads finances because my mom has taken 90% of there life savings out in the last 4 years. I have been telling her for years something like this was going to happen and she did not listen. I now have to be the bad guy and I feel guilty. I do have a sister but she has her own issues and cannot help me with my dad. I have moved him to my house and I am using his last bit of savings to put a mobile home on my property for him. I feel guilty about moving him also. He wanted to go back to his own home but in the last 2 years he has given his debit card to a neighbor along with the pin and of course they cleaned the account out. There have also been breakins in the neiborhood and they neighbor was shot in the head. I feel its a very bad area for him and I know I need to be with him in order to keep him safe. I just need to not feel so much guilt. It is keeping me form not doing things I need to do. Could someone please share experance with guilt so I dont feel so alone