Dad had Parkinson's ALZ, Mom is depressed and has inflamed ribs so can't get him up. I am there 3x's a day - getting him up, bathed,dressed in a.m., bathroom in afternoon & bedtime. Mom is showing signs of dementia but is in denial. She refuses to bring anyone in as I am oldest & they are my responsibility - old Italian mindset. No family in area. Complains about having no friends, moved here 5 yrs. ago from Ct. Dad diagnosed with Parkinson's 1 -2 months after they moved. I retired 1 1/2 yrs ago & walked into full time caregiving. But to listen to mom talk she has it the worst. They are 85 & 83. She has a friend in town but won't go see her as she doesn't feel it is right leaving dad with me. She has no problem asking me to take them here & there so she can get out. She always had a few drinks prior to dinner, but she now has 3 sometimes more. Is there such a thing as alcohol ALZ ? My time is not my own any more! Thank God for my husband - I don't know what I would do with out him. We also have my daughter,son-in-law & grandson living with us. Talk about being sandwiched generation. Try setting boundaries but she forgets what plans I have told her about & then swears she was never told. That causes upset ness. I am at a loss now! Any suggestions on what I can do for some inner peace or coping! There are days like today where ai am ready to scream! Thanks for letting me vent.