I am 76 years old and one of the primary care givers for my 97 year old mother. Mom has dementia and needs 24 hour care. My much younger sister is adamant about keeping Mom at home as long as possible. I worry that at my age something might happen that would leave me incapacitated (heart attack, fall, etc) and Mom wouldn't even be able to call 911. I am in fairly good health but would not be capable of lifting her up if she falls. My own doctor has expressed concern about my being a full time care giver at my age but my sister, who has managed Mom's finances for decades, insists on the two of us continuing to care for her. Every week when I leave my wife at home to go take care of Mom I have mixed feelings. I am grateful to be able to help but I regret leaving my wife alone for several days at a time in our rural home (40 miles away from town!). I think my physical condition is holding up pretty well but emotionally I'm getting worn out.