I know we're supposed to ask questions but I only have statements to share.
I was a caregiver to my mom (with dementia) for 3+ years and joined this site about 2 years ago. I found it very helpful to read and write to people who got it when I felt little support from my personal circle. My mom just passed away 2 weeks ago at 90 and it's still very shocking. It's so weird to now read about everyone's current experience as mine is now in the past. However, I decided to continue to read and post in hopes that I may be able to help someone in their journey and what a journey it's been but I am so very honored and grateful to have been there for my dear beloved mom and I have no regrets for the 'sacrifices' I made to take care of her. My caregiving continues for my 93 yo dad although he's healthy thank goodness so the level of caregiving is quite different right now than my mom required. Thank you for allowing me to write this and for reading this and I wish all of you out there comfort, support and love.