Unsupportive siblings. How do I deal with this and care for my mom with dementia?
My mother is in the early stages of dementia. She needs care, love and support. When I realized her condition I hired a sitter. And now have established POA. I handle her affairs and spend time and nights with her, even though I live in a different city. I have four other siblings. My oldest brother said he would support my every effort to make sure our mother is as comfortable as possible, now he is making excuses and not wanting to support the effort, he stated that he his own family to take care of, and seems to put others needs, before my mothers needs. All of his children are grown and out of the house. He and his wife are retired. I have another sister that is a sitter and is 61 years old, and all of her children are grown, she lives in the same town as mother. She stated she worked 80 hours a week, and could not stay at night, but rops by some days. My youngest brother has a drug problem. My youngest sister is married, and lives in my mothers hometown and stays with my mother and waits on her most of the time when I am not there. I am thankful for her. The sitter is there with mother from 8:00-3:00 giving them all a break. On occassion there is no one to relieve the sitter, and I have to pay extra. My youngest sister will come when she can. My mother has been so good to my siblings, and their children. What do you make of this situation?