I cared for my Mom for 2 years prior to placing her. I know I don't want to go through what I did while she was in the early stages of Alheizmer prior to finally. Since then, she has progressed through different stages and is childlike. She recently suffered a snycopal episode (they really don't know what it was) and is now is fragile and requires greater support, which she does not get in the nursing home (I have been supplementing paying for CNA support 4 hours a day, 6 days a week). My Mom is 94 years old and has survived C-Dif 2x's, multiple bouts of pneumonia, and colds. She has a strong constitution! I don't have family members that can help me out or who would be willing to support me - they remember what I went through when I took care of her for those 2 years of her early stages - denial, anger, paranoia. I would have to seek the support from the caregiver's group that I used to belong to if I want to talk to anyone about what I'm going through. Has anyone been through a similar situation? I want to feel I have a good understanding of what to expect before I commit.