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Mom got out of hospital a week ago. I stayed with her for three days. Between the stress. from her hospitalization, taking care of her and being with her 24 hours a day and worrying about her most of the winter - I am physically and emotionally exausted. Just have no desire or energy to get off sofa. Things should be better for a while. I hope!! But how do I recover? Need to be ready for the next disaster with her. Plus I need to get my own life back. Husband can't understand my mom stress. He doesnt get why I dont want to do anything.

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Sometimes you just pray for an intervention from God that brings outside, 3rd party into the equation, like an illness or accident that sends one to hospital, and the social worker will find out what is actually going on at home, and once this 3rd party knows about it, somehow they can explain it to the caregiver in a way that is accepted. Best wishes.
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Hello, My name is Wanda. My oldest sister has dementis. My sister takes care of her. We help as much as we can. She is 24 hour categiver. She is going down her self. I try to talk to her about placing her in a nursing home to get a break. She always says no. I don't want to lose two sisters to one diease. What can I say or do to make her understand it is never going to change. It is only going to get worst.
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stay away from the phone, the news, the computer even. get out in Nature, if you don't have a dog, ask your neighbor to borrow theirs and go for a LONG walk.
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I know what you mean Hadnuff...you are always on pins and needles waiting for the other shoe to drop. Try and get some rest; take a hot bath, read a good book, or something that will re-energize you. Too bad we don't take batteries right?? Then we could just replace them when we wear out....
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Relax as much as you can and do things for yourself while things are quiet!
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