My mother had a depression that affected her memory and is now showing signs of early dementia. When she was released from the hospital, the doctors said she needed to live with someone. There are only two of her children who are able to help her, including me, and we both work full time, so we decided to put her in an assisted living facility. It is getting expensive and we can no longer afford a private room and it is especially stressful for me because I am the only one doing all the legwork, going to appointments, etc. since she was diagnosed. I'm exhausted, and I have my own personal issues on top of that... My mom has always been a shy and reserved person, so she is mostly alone in her room doing nothing and it breaks my heart.... It's hard to get her active, she doesn't talk to the other residents and always calls us, and sometimes I don't feel like talking, sometimes I just want to forget and when I do talk to her I always have to reassure her that she's in a good place and it's mentally exhausting. I ask her to trust us, to believe that this is all we could do for her and that she needs to be reassured. I feel bad that sometimes, I fee like not only I'm in charge of care but also I'm responsible for her happiness, I always want to make her smile but that means hours of phone conversations of her complaining and me just listening, I'm tired, Any tips on how to deal with all this?