I lived with and took care of my daddy and mother when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When he died I moved mother into my home with myself and my husband. She was in mid stage Alzheimer's at the time. When he died in their home, I could not wait to get out of that house. It was like I was smothering and sick there. Now she is in the last stages and I know she is going to die in my home. I'm starting to worry that I'll have those same feelings, but this time, I have no choice but to stay in my home. Can anyone give me tips on coping? I've also been feeling very depressed lately, because I know that she doesn't have long. I really thought that I was prepared, but the last few months, I have realized that I'm not anywhere close to being ready to let her go. I am an only child, I'm 59 years old and it sounds foolish, but I feel as though I'm being abandoned and left here alone.