My father passed away a year ago at age 96 my mother just turned 89. I am 46 . I was a late in life child. My mother had a fall on Christmas Eve and it caused a pretty bad brain bleed. It left her with mild stroke like symtoms. Added to her moderate demensia and life long battle with depression she is not able to live alone ever again. She does not know this yet as the dr's said it would just destroy her emotionally . She has not been the nicest person growing up. And I see them characteristics now. Its such a strain on me. I love her and do not want her in a nursing home. I'm going to find this site my new home I am sure. So glad I found it. I've read some of the threads and its all to familliar.. Hang in everyone. This won't last forever.