I am taking care of my Mom full time (24/7) because of her dementia and macular degeneration. I am a 62 year old male and she is 88. I've been her caregiver for almost 2 years. I realize that due her dementia she sometimes forgets our roles. She tries to treat me as her teenage son and sometimes thinks I am my stepdad. She doesn't like me leaving anywhere by myself and when I do, she often calls me to ask where I am and why I've been gone so long even though it hasn't even been one hour since I've left. She has lately even tried forbidding me to do things.
I have been a single adult male for many years and really liked my lonely life. This is getting harder and harder to do.