Having trouble dealing with my parents' aging process and what it means for my future.
I have moved in with my parents "to keep them safe". I know that i will never have the relationship with my parents i never had. As they have grown older, the usual things have happened. Hearing loss, they claim is "not that bad", they can not get around as they did before, they are just slower to get from point "A" to point "B". My dad has not driven in over two years and Mom does not drive at all so everything that needs to get done outside the home, I get them there. But as they lose control over the aging process the crankier they get and the moods swings can not be properly discribed. The one thing I am aware is that I offered to help them. My other 5 siblings are not available to help out. Nor do they offer. They call my parents when they need more money. I found my only help is to journal everyday. Getting to therapy is not possible. I also work full time and my husband is there one here during the day to take care of them. I see what is happening to my parents and realized my time is coming. Also, there is a change in my Dads' memory and he is starting to use the wrong words to discribe what he wants. More frustration. I often feel overwhelmed by all of this. But my journal helps put most things into the right place. Any other suggestions Thanks