Hi, I am the sole caregiver for my mother who is suffering from dementia, vision loss due to macular degeneration and hearing loss. I relocated 7 months ago in order to accommodate my mom at home with me. She exhibits so many of the symptoms I’ve read about in this forum, repeated stories, repeated questions….constantly and sundowners. Luckily she can dress with a minimum of help and only needs help with the shower. But, cannot do anything else for herself. I haven’t been able to find trustworthy in home help and mom cannot be trusted to be left alone even for a short time. So, I am with her 24/7. I am engaged and my fiancé is patient, but he wants to get on with our life. I have also given up my job and my social activities. I guess the answer to my question is different for each of us, but I’m struggling between guilt at the thought of placing her or the isolation and frustration I am having with the rest of my life or at least a portion of it on hold. I’m so happy for this forum. It felt good just to write this all down. Thank you.