My mother took care of my dad with dementia until he passed away a year ago. The day he died she became totally dependent.
She could no longer cook, clean, drive or stay by herself. She is very demanding. When she wants something she expects you to drop what you are doing and fix her problem. After a year she has went from a size 8 to a size 14. She went into Physical Therapy rehab to help but she blamed her kids for trying to put her away. For over a year we have been taking turns keeping her at each of our houses but it has just gotten to be overwhelming. I also feel like it makes her situation worse. She has three dogs. We now have someone staying with her and we speak to her every day multiple times and visit her often. I do her grocery shopping and pay all her bills. She is never happy and I feel guilty when she constantly calls to complain.