My mom has moderate dementia, I have been caring for her for 3 years now. I can not afford more than 2 days a week for 4 hours. She gets just over the amount to get any extra help. Its all so frustrating dealing with medicare, social security, and all. They encourage keeping people in there homes or with you but don't really have any help for those that are just getting by. I cant afford to stay home and care for her much longer, and do not want her in a NH. I know at some point It will most likely come to that. But for now she still does ok and I really want to keep her with me. If we could all get just a little help it would make things much easier it seems. I have safe guarded the house, alarms on doors/windows, locks on cabinets. Now if I could only afford to have some one watch over her so I can go back to work. Sorry all I really needed to vent today, its all so frustrating.