I am truly struggling and don't know where to begin. I am the only family member involved in the care of my grandmother. I lover her more than words. Her and my grandfather raised me. I will be forever greatful. Throughout my childhood, my grandmother has gone through many emotional struggles. Sadly, she no longer has contact with two of her children and limited contact with the other. I do the best I can. She lives about an hour away, but I call daily and visit her every weekend. It's a bit overwhelming with two young children and a full-time teaching career. I try very hard. The challenge is her attitude. She is nasty to the doctors and resents anyone who reaches out to her. She is beginning to spend our entire phone conservations belittling me and balking at any suggestions I have. I am sympathetic to what she is going through, but I am a nervous wreck and the situation is taking its toll on me. I know that may sound selfish, but I am completely exhausted. She lives in a small apartment and is receiving assistance a few days week. But of course, in her head the people who help are awful. I encourage her to talk to other people, but in her head they are nosey and wants nothing to do with them. She spends 90 percent of her day being bitter and miserable. Slowly, I believe she is experiencing episodes of dementia. She thinks things are happening that aren't and argues that they do. If I try to explain things to her I'm a liar. But would never recognize it. I am at a loss. Can anyone offer a bit of wisdom or advice?