My mother has dementia and has lived with us for 8 months. In the beginning she was pretty self sufficient by she recently got bronchitis and this has just made her completely helpless. This has escalated over the last 2 weeks and i am just burnt out. I have still have to work full-time so i can not be here 24 hours a day to take care of her. I believe she would be better in a facility - maybe not be so depressed and actually have others around to befriend but also have the care she needs. The problem is she only lives on Medicare and we are not in a position to pay for a facility for dementia patients. They cost at least to $4500/month.