Bored to death! What else can I do while caregiving?

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How much time does everyone spend with their parents living with them. I spend 11 hrs a day mostly spent watching tv because thats all my mother ever did before besides clean. I think what a llife, but now that is my life and I am bored to death and then I get resentfull then guilt comes. Just so overwhellmed

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Does she HAVE to live with you? Can she go into an asst. living/alzheimer's care place? I just keep thinking that people that have their parents who have dementia/alzheimers living with them, are missing out on having that parent be with people who are used to this sort of illness. Those caretakers see this stuff daily, and have GOT to have more resources & methods for this problem. Maybe an adult daycare place would be an alternative a couple times a week. I also wonder about those seniors that haven't lost their marbles all the way yet, has anyone ever written down their childhood memories? Once they're gone, the memories will be also. I bet there are lots of good stories out there. Then they could be put into a book for the family to read when that person is gone. I know I've heard enough WWII stories from my dad that were pretty interesting. And how many miles he had to walk thru the snow to get to school, that sort of stuff.
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Hi I have done my MBA in finance searching for a job now.. My husband goes to office morning and comes only at night.I dont like watching TV, Serials... I am bored staying all alone at home each day becuse of which i feel i need to die..
can some one suggest me what all activities I can do to keep myself busy...and come out of this boredom..
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clean out your closet and have a yard sale , hahaha plant a flower , anything , i should be doing it myself but i dont . mm
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If you are bored, consider finding something to do while she watches TV. You might even be able to do some online volunteer work. What makes you happy?
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I'm probably the least person qualified to respond to this because I'm at the other end of the spectrum. My mother has alzheimer's and is bored to tears. We all live together, I have 4 kids and a crazy insane busy life, but she has nothing to do, really, and unless I give her little chores to keep her mind going, or put the tv on for her, she really does nothing. I cannot just sit with her because I homeschool my 4 children, one of whom is special needs. Constantly running back and forth between the kids and checking on her, I feel overwhelmed too, but I was recently told by an acquaintance something that sometimes relieves my guilt, and maybe it will help you too. At this point in their lives, because of their illness, chances are they aren't going to be happy and content most of the time, and there isn't too much we can do about that, it's in the nature of the illness. However, if we can keep them safe and healthy and spend a reasonable amount of time with them every day, then we are accomplishing our goal. Sometimes that allieviates my guilt, and other times it doesn't. I hate to see her just wandering around the house with no purpose, no direction. But we make sure we let her know we are all around and coming and going, and make sure she knows she isn't alone.
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