We've recently moved my 83 year old mother in with us into a home addition we built especially for her because we saw it coming and she has been diagnosed with AD. We are still in transition and on her good days she asks to go home or writes herself post it notes on many things. I could write a whole list of things I am up against with her and we have joined an AD support group that meets once a month, but the biggest thing I am up against at the moment is "feeling tied down with her". We live in one of those HOT states and so the past weeks has been 100 degrees plus and going up so I don't want her outside only for dr appts. I feel guilty when I have to go out to do anything and she doesn't get to go. I tell her how hot it is and she does not need to be out in the heat and stay inside.
I keep telling myself the smartest thing I learned so far is I can't be responsible for her happiness but I can and am responsible for her safety.
I still feel bad when around her. Any thoughts?