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I have always been a kind, compassionate person. But, lately, I am just the most impatient person. I am so tired of hearing the same things over and over and over. I have cruel responses in my head, but do my best to not let those come out of my mouth. Funny thing is, if I see someone in public who obviously has dementia, I AM kind to them. It's just home with Mom that I'm feeling this way. I have been in touch with the Alz. Assoc., but to date, have not really received much help. They came for a quick assessment, but nothing since. At any rate, I guess I just wonder how others deal with these feelings. I don't want to be like this, and I realize it is probably burn-out.

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I understand...I used to be so patient and kind....I had one of those days today and found myself cursing at Dancing With the Stars of all things....simply because the show was too long... ( Maks and Meryl won...yay!!! ) but I digress.....my picture is my cranky old "b" in the dictionary these days....I try not to be this way..I hate that I am this way. Last night I went out and sat on the deck after finally getting Mama settled down...I openly acknowledged in prayer out loud that I know I have a major problem and I truly need help here. I manage it for a while, but then I get so frustrated and will catch myself clenching my teeth and just ready to explode.....heaven help whoever aggravates me on a day like this....I am ashamed when I get this way. I am so tired...all the time these days. I think it's normal to feel this way...but also not good for it to last too long. It does help me to be able to come here and talk about it....I appreciate everyone for that....
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Me Too..Its horrible..I love her so much but errrr..sometimes I'm
hating myself for yelling at her.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE....LINDA (FROM CALIFORNIA)
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Jules, look into respite care, talk to her MD if he can write the approval for that. You really need a break. I deal with it by posting here, because I see other people in worse situations and it reminds me to be grateful for what I have left.
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