Everything out of my Mom's mouth is a complaint!
My Mom is so negative! All I try to do is help her, but everytime I try to help her, such as setting her up with pill boxes because she flat out tells me she forgets to take her medications, warrents complaint after complaint after complaint from her. She just won't stop! One complaint too many and I lost it! I cussed her out and flew out of her house. I just don't know what to do. She is making very bad choices and I am just trying to keep her safe and make her life easier. She refuses anyone coming into the house to help her; refuses to stop driving; refuses to look at assisted living facilities, so it's all up to me. I do not live with her and honestly I can only take a certain amount of time with her. I hate that I lost my temper and that she frustrates me so much but I do not see her changing since she doesn't even see that she acts like that. She's all I have left and I want to help, but how do I deal with her negativity without losing my temper? I live in Hayward CA...if anyone knows of a support group for caregivers of an elderly parent...PLEASE let me know!! I need HELP! Yvonne