I know caregiving is tiring and frustrating and we are all human, but sometimes I lose my temper and it makes me feel awful. My elderly mom has severe dementia and can't do anything for herself. And she doesn't know that she can't do anything for herself. So she'll do something like pee all over the floor and then 30 seconds later say "I would never do something like that" or "I didn't do that." I try to clean it up and she stands there accusing me of being the one who did it. Everyday. All day. Over and over again it's things like this. I never get out of the house, I never have time for myself or friends anymore. I'm tired. I'm burned out. And so sometimes I just lose it! I lose it like a wild woman. I yell and scream at her. I swear like a drunken sailor and then swear some more. And then I feel bad for not being more patient and compassionate.