Hi. I recently found out my mom was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (early dementia). My dad is currently her caregiver but I’m not sure how long that will last given his age and his family’s history of dementia as well (I’m guessing 2-3 years). I am the oldest of 3 (I’m 41) and the only girl and will surely be in charge of my parents care when the time comes.
This is where I need help, I am having a really hard time coping with just the thought of my parents not knowing who me or my kids are. Can anyone suggest any books or the type of therapist I can seek out so I can work out my coping skills before I am facing this head-on? I love my parents so much and they deserve the best care. I need to get out of this doom-and-gloom headspace and be mentally ready to give them my best care.
Thanks in advance for any advice and referrals!