I don't normally post things but I am at my wits end. I am so tired as well as physically and mentally drained. i take care of my mother with dementia and am in need of "respite care." It seems like the more research I do the more I realize there's very little help for caregivers beyond common sense. I have basically come to the point that I need to try respite care in a nursing home out of pocket. I am having such a hard time dealing with the mental and physical tolls taking care of her has placed on the both of us. I am too tired to even sit and cry.