I'm 25 years old and I lived with my dad, 66 yrs old and grandmother, 89 yrs old. In Nov. my dad passed away and now I'm left to care for my ailing grandma. My healthy dad was her caregiver and he had a lot of stress; one day he went to the emergency and suffered a massive heart attack and I believe it was the stress from caregiving. I'm afraid my health will decline caring for my grandma. I had to put my physical therapy board exam on hold because of everything that has happened. I want to go back to studying so I can start working but my grandma takes up too much of my time. She has memory issues, becomes verbally abusive, needs help to dress, eat and other ADL's. I don't get good quality sleep and have lost weight without even trying. I know the easiest solution is to just send her to a nursing home but deep down inside it hurts to do that to her. I just feel heart broken about my dad and with everything that goes into someone's passing that I just can't continue doing this. I'm not married yet (just recently ended a relationship as well) and don't have any children, I just graduated and have my whole life ahead so I don't want to be bound to staying at home caring for grandma. Any kind words will help during this stressful time.