I'm a caregiver for my mom and have been for a few years. Mom lives with me at my place because what little money she has goes to pay for meds. My dad lost everything due to a bad business partner and my dad passed away. So basically, mom has nothing.
Mom's memory is going downhill, but it's only an occasional thing with current situations. I have one sister who is no help and when she did help at Christmas time it turned into a living h. So like many, it's all on me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm greatfull that I'm able to help my mom, but what hurts most of all is that all friends are gone, even one that lasted over 20 years. I used to enjoy texting or emailing friends from time to time just to keep up with things, plus it was a mental vacation for a couple of minutes, which was great!
I think it's sad that in today's time, people aren't very understanding with someone helping an aging parents.