I am about to embark on this care journey for my mother. I read numerous posts and responses and still want to give it a shot. I am an only child and I have always been there for my mom so I feel I can't stop now when she probably needs me most. I realize she is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's/ dementia because she still recognizes my entire family, but cannot keep new memories or experiences. She eats breakfast and forgets that she ate soon after. She moves into my dining room this coming week. I am relieved she isn't very far, but also very scared as to what's coming down the road in my/our care journey. I can't wait to hear tips from everyone.