I'm 21 years old and I've been taking care of my Dad who is suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia for 3 years now. I just need some help.
I'm so exhausted. I know he's suppose to be my dad and I have to take care of him but it's so challenging. I wasn't trained to take care of anyone suffering from his disease. My mom lives with us but every chance she gets, she leaves the house. Yes she's the only one providing for the family but every time I would get a job. She'd guilt me into quitting to take care of my dad. I haven't had a job in 8 months and my mother is giving me crap about not contributing to the family forgetting that I'm the one taking care of her husband. And when I would ask her for a little help or a shoulder to talk to, she'd brush me off saying that she has bigger problems. And when I would recommend getting a nurse or putting my dad in diapers, he sh*ts everywhere, she'd act like she's so offended. I don't know what to do. I've been having suicidal thoughts just to end this. So I would not have to deal with my family's just be patient crap when it comes to dealing with people with Alzheimer's and Dementia.