Why does dementia seem to take over not only the patients life, but loved ones around also?
Caring for a loved one with dementia is such a trying experience. It has all but consumed my life for over two years. I'd do anything for my mom, and I've done alot. Sometimes it just gets so exausting, and I crave a life of my own to raise my little boy, and have more time with my family. It's so rough, but I know I'm the only one my mom has to look out for her so I try to remember that this disease is what causes alot of her actions, and behavior. Just let nagging comments go when ever I can, I see other people on this site are also going through this. My heart goes out to you....Hopefully it will all work out to a balanced way of life so we also get the time we need, and deserve. Family is family however so just moving or leaving them just isn't a option. Our moms gave us life, and we have to remember we would not even be in this world without them. So give, and take, and live, and love. XOXOXO