I am new here and I am posting at the suggestion of my therapist.
I was the caretaker of my father for two years and since his death, I have been the caretaker for my mother for nearly eight years. She has dementia and COPD. Because of the severity of different health problems her physical health is actually better now then it was years ago. However, her mental decline is more advanced. So I have been unable to work this whole time caring for her and keeping her company. My only outside contact has been with my brother who comes by one day a week for two hours and my sister who comes by three days a week. I have no friends left. So I have been living in the caretaker limbo.
This last winter I got so bad I nearly had a breakdown of some kind. I was scary close to reaching my limit. I decided I needed help and made an appointment with my doctor, got started on antidepressants and started seeing a therapist. So I am here at her suggestion. She said I need more contact with people besides the few who are related to me. She wants me to find at least two caregiver support forums and post to them. So long story short (TOO LATE!) here I am.
Can anyone suggest some other sites like this? I have not had the best of luck. I found some that seem ok but do not have posts since 2010.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.