I am an only child. My parents became late-in-life alcoholics and the past decade has been ugly. Now dad is in a memory care facility and mom, at only 76, uses a walker and is heading toward dependency on others. I have to deal with her daily (she lives a block away). She is extremely negative, still drinks (yes, she can still drive herself to the nearby convenience store) and can become very nasty with me and others. Now her main topic of conversation is all of her regrets, going farther and farther back in time. I am responsible to oversee my dad's care at his facility and I also run a small business. Everyday I have to tell myself "Their problems are many years in the making, and they are more than I can solve".