Is there a period where you see yourself "slipping"? I may be there. I often "notice" or become aware that I'm really out of it. Like very hard to concentrate, keep up with details, very poor memory. I tend to go along and "function", I feel very busy, always pushing rushing etc but when I take a look at it, it's like Im just going thru the barest motions, not really productive and missing big, obvious solutions to practical problems. I often feel like "how did I miss that?'. definitely chronic stress, being a sandwich generationer single parent, caring for bedridden mom with really inadequate income. It's a doozy.definitely sleeplessness and anxiety. Possibly beginning to become paranoid, or at least hyper negative.Mom's care is suffering of late, although her lung disease has been "stable" for years.Recently, I've been told she's in need of daily, perhaps multiple times daily physical therapy, and a nighttime ventilator and i swear to God i dunno what energy reserve Im gonna pull that out of. I'm scared to death of getting accused of neglect.Adds to the anxiety considerably. I've been at it for 10 years now, and all the fears and concerns are hitting me ( will I be able to recover financially and get employed to support my daughter? How is all of this affecting her, at 11 she is often depressed and showing signs of self-neglect; what's really going on with mom with encroaching dementia and advanced COPD, even though her vitals are always good, and her lungs always sound?blah blah blah) I walk around with a little smile plastered on my face and all-is-well attitude, but underlying is a swirling stormy sea. Do you feel like a confused rat in a maze just before a breakdown?