My father, with a long standing history of depression, has been living with us for the better part of a year now. My parents have been divorced for a very long time. Dad has probably had depression issues most of his life. He takes lots of antidepressants and also has some mild dementia. I do my best to provide healthy mrals and have on hand healthy snacks. I have suggested he get involved with a local senior Center or meet up for social contact because I feel the burn out for being his only social contact and he refuses. Yet I do feel resentment from him for the time spent away that I work (at least I do work at home), spent caring for my teenage son or his activities or time spent for my husband. My husband travels for work a lot, so in the evenings, I like to be on the phone talking to him. Dad appears to get resentful about that. I do have two sisters that live out of state, whom he visits periodically. I share my struggles with them and while they are supportive, they don't have dad there day in and day out. When he visits, it's all joy and laughter and peaches and cream because it's a visit and everyone is happy. With me, it's home and it's not so joyous. I get the worst in dad. Dad gets very uptight and impatient when things don't go exactly as he wants on his time frame. My son has a very close relationship with dad, and that's great. But there are times his feelings get hurt, too. I just feel the strain and burden of being dad's only companion and caretaker and know the worst is ahead. There will come a time when he shouldn't drive, etc. I realize some of you probably have lots more to cope with. I know I love my dad but there are some days I don't know how I will deal with this!